Imran Ahmad Khan

Hypothalamus, 2019
Bread and rice, variable dimensions

Temple, 2019 – 2020
Terracotta figurines, sandstone, iron structure, new commission

Clay brick oven, live bread making station, 2020
Live bread making station Public performance at Punjab Institute of Language, Art, and Culture (PILAC)

“Upon my travels to different parts of our continent, I was fascinated by how the idea of bread evolves throughout Asia. Hence, the work embodies a documentation of bread from Central-Asian to South-Asian region. It follows a narrative of food culture through the representation of fermented and non-fermented bread, and helps draw parallels between the duality of the nature of the bread and the culture inhabiting it. The work is a comment on the culture of the local region through the circulation of bread across various cultures and how the form and function of it changes in terms of size, taste and even the meaning of bread itself.”, Imran Ahmad Khan.

Text courtesy the artist
Commissioned by Lahore Biennale Foundation