January 30, 2014
M.I.S.S.I.N.G.... Public Art Campaign, commissioned by JSW. At the india Art Fair, Jan 2014
Public Art Campaign by Kolkata based photographer and installation artist Leena Kejriwal, commissioned by JSW.
The work is larger than life black silhouettes of young girls placed against the urban skyline. Constructed from iron sheets, forged and painted pitch black, they seem like sharp, black holes cut out of the sky. Holes into which millions of girls disappear from the face of this earth. These expanded forms act as memorials to these young girls who have disappeared, vanished into thin air. It is hoped that these emblematic silhouettes generate curiosity, recognition and finally a sense of deep loss, recovering them from the abyss of the sky. A recovery that inspires millions of others to act on behalf of the fate of those who have disappeared and are alluded by justice.