Timelapse: Prabhakar Pachpute
Interview: Prabhakar Pachpute
Pachpute’s Artist’s Room at Jameel Arts Centre focuses on Indian farmers’ campaigns for land rights and survival, and how the farmers use their bodies in performative ways during the act of protesting.
Metropolis is a multi-object work of 1000 handmade clay sculptures that celebrate architectural ornamentation and take inspiration from the concept of ‘horror vacui’, or the fear of empty space, in Middle Eastern and South Asian art and design. Born in Tanzania to a family of Indian origin, raised in the United Kingdom, and with her extended family settled in Pakistan, Lubna Chowdhary attributes the incorporation and distortion of international design aesthetics in her practice to her diverse cultural background.