India's 'missing' women cast shadow over national art fair | For Art's Sake-1 |

"India Art Fair installation exposes the country's stark gender divisions by paying tribute to millions of women who never were.


Hulking figures cast in black steel towered over the India Art Fair as it opened on Friday, with the eerie silhouettes representing the country's millions of "missing" women.


The outdoor installation, M.I.S.S.I.N.G. by artist Leena Kejriwal, is a visual response to the growing gender gap in India, which has led to severe imbalances in parts of the country. Fuelled by sex-selective abortion, infanticide and the death of girls through neglect, the issue forms part of a national debate about women's rights triggered by fresh scrutiny of sexual violence."

Via Caroline Claeys