Chosen subject: Indian Buddhism
Group Mates: Chio Jo Inng, Alfred Yeo, Evangeline Ng, Lu Jia Xian
Museum Visited: Asian Civilisation Museum
Chosen Object: Gateway Bracket with four shalabhanjikas
Identified by her bosom and buttocks, the person identified in the sculpture is Yakshi.
We decided to appropriate this particular sculpture that we saw at the Asian Civilisation Museum.
Yakshi was traditionally considered a goddess of fertility because of her figure. However, in modern context, such a voluptuous body would be linked to the idea of sexuality rather than fertility and baby making.
As such, we thought it would be interesting to remove Yakshi from her past context to bring across the exploitation of a woman’s body for sexual purposes. To make this point stronger, we decided to create a FHM cover featuring Yakshi.
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