Everyday Monuments: The Rooftop Sculptures of Punjab

The follow-up publication to the spring 2022 exhibition at Surrey Art Gallery. Rajesh Vora, a Mumbai-based photographer, has created a fascinating series of photographs of rooftop sculptures specific to India’s rural Punjab region. Made of rebar, wire mesh and painted cement and often functioning as water storage tanks, these vernacular artworks take many forms, from passenger jets and army tanks to cars, buses, soccer balls, lotus blossoms, teapots, tractors and bodybuilders. Along with the houses on which they are perched, the sculptures express aspects of the diasporic experience of Punjabi migrants worldwide. Published by Surrey Art Gallery and Figure.1, with essays and interviews by Satwinder Kaur Bains, Rahul Mehrotra, Sajdeep Soomal, and the show’s curator, Keith Wallace.


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