Maneaters in the City
Sarnath Banerjee lays out a macabre feast.
Sarnath Banerjee. Shehri Adamkhor 1. Acrylic and ink on paper. 39” x 27.5”. 2018.
“…then one day at the airport a curious incident happened that made my early symptoms not only normal but almost desirable considering what was to come. That was when I went to a therapist. We had eight sessions, they cost me a fortune. At the end she suggested that my syndrome could be motivated by my desire to merge with a powerful other or it could simply be an attempt to permanently escape loneliness. She also said it could be severe Vitamin D deficiency.”
Sarnath Banerjee. Shehri Adamkhor 2. Acrylic and ink on paper. 39” x 27.5”. 2018.
According to fossil records, Neanderthals constantly ate each other until extinction.
Sarnath Banerjee. Shehri Adamkhor 3. Acrylic and ink on paper. 39” x 27.5”. 2018. Images courtesy of the artist and Project 88.
Lotte Linniebank: made into thin strips of pastrami to be placed on bruschetta and topped with horse-radish.
Rajdeep Bose: minced, marinated and mixed with finely chopped coriander made into meatballs and cooked in a tomato sauce.
Gaston Lesalle: dried into jerkies.
Abhislasha Ahuja: stir-fried with bell peppers, green beans & shiitake.
Solomen Biswas: light stew.
Iram Akhtar: palak gosht with pomegranate.
Sonam Bhasin: dry roast with russet potatoes.
Prachi Mehra: made into schnitzel, and eaten with cranberry sauce and garden salad.
Meher Massod: diced and cubed and slow-cooked into a goulash and eaten with corn bread.
Chandan Jhunjhunwala: marinated with yogurt and ginger paste and cooked in a handi.
Dharmesh Zaveri: julienned and cooked with saffron and coconut milk.
Shelina Simone: roasted, pulled and eaten with blanched green beans.
Kiran Kohli: minced, herbed and made into a tartare.
GO FORTH AND MULTIPLY
Vishwajyoti Ghosh re-visits the instructional books on sexuality, romance and relationships written by Nripendra Kumar Basu in the 1950s. By strategically introducing archival images and de-contextualising the information, he casts history in an irreverent mould.
Vishwajyoti Ghosh. Stay Safe, Stay Wise. Print-based collage and hand stitch on archival paper. 22” x 30”. 2017.
From the series Bengali Spring/Winter Sun.
Vishwajyoti Ghosh. The Long Distance Thing. Print-based collage and hand stitch on archival paper with rusted nails. 22” x 30”. 2017.
From the series Bengali Spring/Winter Sun. Images courtesy of the artist.