The Art of Resistance: Kashmir and erasure in ‘Untitled’ by Praneet Soi

By Zehra Jumabhoy | The Scroll

Praneet Soi has been visiting Srinagar since 2009 and engaging with artisans there. This work – presented at his 2019 solo, Anamorphosis, at London’s The Mosaic Rooms – is a product of Soi’s most recent interactions with the atelier of the master craftsman Fayaz Jan, with whom he has been developing objects that explore Kashmir’s multi-religious history. In medieval times, Sufi saints travelled from Central Asia and Iran to Kashmir spreading Islam. A syncretic Sufism – laced with Hindu and Buddhist elements – emerged.

1 January 2020