Paper Bathroom

By: Louk Vreeswijk

May 14 2017


Category: Asia, India

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Bathroom Set (2016) is an art work by Dia Metha Bhupal that was shown at the recent Kochi-Muziris Biennale. It is life-size, and the urinals, toilet, wash basins, floor, walls, ceiling, everything is made of rolled and glued scraps of paper. Thousands and thousands of little paper rolls. They say it took her 18 months to accomplish this bathroom.


She has made similar works in the same way which could be seen at the Biennale in huge photographs.

We may admire the artist for the unimaginable patience and perseverance with which she has pursued her objective. But to what end? I am inclined to call it an exercise in futility.

Photos of the week: Dia Metha Bhupal, Bathroom Set 2016, paper and glue, Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, Kerala, India 2016

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