Jaishri Abichandani
The Royal Consort to the Lord Garbage Monkey

Commissioned by Max and Monique Burger
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Commissioned by Max and Monique Burger
www.burgercollection.orgThe Royal Consort of Lord Garbage MonkeyThe Royal Consort of Lord Garbage MonkeyThe Royal Consort of Lord Garbage MonkeyThe Royal Consort of Lord Garbage MonkeyThe Royal Consort to the Lord Garbage MonkeyDetourFountain of Life (for Elaine. Ng)Fountain of Life (for Elaine Ng)Fountain of Life detail (for Elaine Ng)Fountain of Youth (after Xenith)Install shots of Dirty Jewels at Rossi and RossiInstall of Dirty Jewels at Rossi and RossiLifeline at Arario Gallery 2009Installation at Gallery Espace New Delhiroe vs wadeInstallation at Gallery Espace New DelhiSumukha installationInstallation at Guild Art Gallery New Yorkgold lingam Silver Lingamdetail of silver lingamThree headed LingamStrange Fruitcamera sculpturesuntitled camera sculpturesuntitled camera sculptures
Sculptures
The materials that I use to fabricate my sculptures and installations (dildos, wire, nails, crystals and leather whips) are laden with symbolism. The whips are fabricated in India and exported to the West where I purchase them - they carry associations of self- flagellation leading to spiritual ecstasy that is common to Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. The whips have additional associations with the American history of slavery, popular imagery of Indiana Jones; as well as sexual domination – all important references as my work critiques and examines power. The objects are also encrusted with Swarovski crystals a conservative name brand. The extreme embellishment and decoration is symbolic of the seduction, opulence, wealth and power that is associated with most organized religions, exemplified by the Vatican, the Taliban and Right Wing Hindu Fundamentalists.
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