Date of Award

Spring 5-21-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Carrie Moyer

Second Advisor

Juan Sanchez

Academic Program Adviser

Carrie Moyer


Madhini Nirmal uses Mikhail Bakhtin's concept of the carnival to imagine a goat-led subversion of political and social dogma in the context of the South Indian city of Chennai. She uses the mediums of monotype, painting and collage to create these artworks where the undoing of hierarchies is a result of the natural and bodily.



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