Must Know Artist: Apnavi Makanji
Apnavi Makanji’s second solo exhibition at TARQ, PSYCHOPOMP, comes at a pivotal time in the artist’s life and practice. Featuring their drawings, collages, mixed media sculptures and a video, the works in the show are about post-colonial extractivist histories, queering the future, human connection and navigating the current Phallocratic Heterotopia.
Memory, botany and ecology play key roles in Makanji’s artistic idiom. In this show, Makanji’s artworks merge visuals of biological species with images of extractivism, highlighting how removed our idea of nature is from the truth of our actions towards it.
An example of this is Styx, an installation of found objects and blueprints of crude oil extraction sites in West Africa belonging to the French Elf petroleum company, which portray the artist’s concerns on subjects of neo-colonialism, slave labour, and extractivism.
PSYCHOPOMP | Apnavi Makanji
Preview, Thursday 12th January 2023
12th January 2023 - 11th February 2023 | Tuesday - Saturday
Venue: TARQ, Mumbai