Everyday Baroque

01 July 2016
PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY RAJESH VORA AND PHOTOINK
PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY RAJESH VORA AND PHOTOINK

13 FEBRUARY TO 21 MAY

PHOTOINK, DELHI

In Everyday Baroque, the photographer Rajesh Vora documents sculptural objects adorning rooftops in rural homes in Punjab. These first appeared in the 1970s, as an increasing number of non-resident Indians began constructing houses in their villages in the state. The objects were meant as symbols of the struggles and achievements of immigrants, and grew in size and ambition as the years went by. They comprise such things as massive, concrete renditions of pressure cookers, lotuses and airplanes with “Air Canada” and “Air France” inscribed on them. Vora succeeds in capturing the pomp and celebration of life that is often a part of Punjabi culture.

PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY RAJESH VORA AND PHOTOINK PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY RAJESH VORA AND PHOTOINK
PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY RAJESH VORA AND PHOTOINK
PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY RAJESH VORA AND PHOTOINK PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY RAJESH VORA AND PHOTOINK
PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY RAJESH VORA AND PHOTOINK
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