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Sustaining Collapse | 2018

Chinese ink and watercolor on wasli paper and repurposed wood
198 x 23 x 14 in | 503 x 59 x 36 cm

 

 

The work points                                              

                                          towards          the deep black smog     that

                                                                                                                        dominates                                     

                                                                                                                                             Northern India                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                            due            

   to stubble burning of farmlands caused by intensive agriculture practices                                                                  

 

 

 

                                               echo  oo oooo ooooo     o o   o       o      

            the drawbacks

                                         of the policies adopted while implementing green revolution in the 1960s and 70s in India.

 

 

 

The work uses a graphic style of a book takes the reference from Pahari miniature paintings. The drawing is an imaginative landscape with distorted perspective narrating the tail of the delicate environmental system threatened by uncontrolled exploitation.

The display lives on a double track between Italy and India, although its vision intends to embrace a wider understanding of the current environmental situation linked to climate change, capitalistic system, and globalization.

 

 

 

The pedestal of the work takes the form of a shelf found inside the homes to display artifacts.

The pedestal is tinted black.

Pedastal as an emergency walkway.

 

 

 

 

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