Cult of the Street: Bone Setters

Niyati Upadhya is a visual artist from Rachana Sansad, an art institute in Mumbai. When she moved to the city a few years ago, she was intrigued by a small bonesetter’s clinic at Elphinstone Road. This fascination has led to a series she has started called Cult of The Street (2012), which focuses on professions that will soon be extinct – bone setters, ear cleaners, barbers that sit under the tree and the corn removers at Byculla.

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The first in the series, Bone Setters, which is on exhibit at False Ceiling, Bandra, uses various mediums – sculpture, photography, painting and video. Check out the video:

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One Response to “Cult of the Street: Bone Setters”

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