Guillaume Ziccarelli. The Holy Third Gender: Kinnar Sadhu

9 Jul 2020 – 14 Aug 2020

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Perrotin New York is pleased to present The Holy Third Gender: Kinnar Sadhu, the first solo exhibition of New York- based, French photographer and cinematographer Guillaume Ziccarelli. Central to this exhibition is a short, new documentary film that explores the sacred Kumbh Mela festival. The Hindu festival takes place every twelve years across four sites, and the 2019 iteration marked the first year transgender Sadhus, holy, religious ascetics in Hindu and Jain tradition, were admitted to participate as a formal group.

Knowing the celebration marked a historic moment for India’s transgender individuals, called Kinnars, Ziccarelli traveled to Allahabad, India to document their controversial initiation into the Kumbh Mela as equal, spiritual leaders, or Sadhus, who are viewed much like saints.

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Guillaume Ziccarelli

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