Since the last two years the artists duo, Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra, have researched and dedicated their work to the issue of farmers’ suicides — their causes and effect on their families, in the state of Punjab. These terracotta bowls were part of the exhibition titled ‘BREAD, CIRCUSES & TBD’ shown at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK, aimed to interrogate a larger set of political issues through the act and metaphor of wrestling into the vocabulary of agrarian crisis, where every “farmer is a wrestler”. More about the project here.
7 terracotta bowls were conceived by the duo, in response to uprisings in the agrarian economy, questioning their rights, trials, tribulations, existence and daily survival in today’s world. The bowls correspond to the seven wrestling positions and represents 1 category of issue concerning the farmers. The set of 7 can be bought individually making a full set. Each bowl comes with a small lid.
The proceeds from this box will help support setting up a kitchen run by the families of farmers that have been affected, in order to provide meals for their children.
The first of the seven terracotta bowls, Terracotta Bowl Half Nelson, corresponds to the wrestling position Half Nelson and represents ‘Economy’.
Details: Terracotta Bowl Half Nelson 1/7 Portion by Thukral and Tagra
Size: 3.5″ x 3.5″ x 2″
Care: Hand wash only
Wash before use
Note: These are handcrafted products. Slight variations in colours and textures are inevitable and aren’t flaws. The actual product may differ slightly from the image.
Available for shipping only within India.
Thukral & Tagra Studio
The Foundation Thukral and Tagra, founded in 2009 explores innovative avenues to bring alive the issues that affects the social fabric to the public by using multi-disciplinary model. Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra work collaboratively with a wide range of media including painting, sculpture, installations, interactive games, video, performance and design.