GOETHE INSTITUTE / MAX MUELLER BHAVAN CHENNAI & ART CHENNAI PRESENTS
ROLE MODELS AND POWER RELATIONS
Curated by Andreas Rost and Else Gabriel, Berlin
Has a broken idol lost its power?
Broken idols and torn printed God photos are seen in street corners, under the trees, outside the temples... They are kept aside or removed due to breakage of some body parts or torn corners. Offering prayers before broken idols is considered inauspicious and also believed to bring bad luck because the idol/photo has lost power. Yet, people continue to treat them with respect wherever found offering flowers, lighting lamps,…
is it FEAR? RESPECT? SENTIMENT? THE POWER?
some of my submissions exhibited at Art Chennai 2014
Following below is some of the broken idols n torn God photographs
which I came across during my travel...