01 January 2014

The title of LN Tallur’s newest exhibition refers to a fishing practice in medieval China and Japan in which fisherman would tie a snare around a cormorant’s throat to keep the bird from swallowing fish above a certain size, thus trapping those fish for the fishermen to extract. The artist interprets this as a metaphor for human greed and presents carved wood, reconstituted machines and manipulated figures in yogic poses, in an effort to highlight the continuation of this theme in the modern world.

Ukai (Cormorant Fish Hunting), 11 January to 8 February, Nature Morte, A-1 Neeti Bagh, Delhi. For more information,