An art installation ‘The Bovine Divine’ by artists Anish Ahluwalia and Chintan Upadhyay was taken down by the police at Jaipur Art Summit
The artists were taken to the police station and held for two hours.
[Correction: The art work was by Siddhartha Kararwal. Anish and Chintan are Sandarbh coordinators. But they were the ones talking to the cops and who were eventually taken to the police station.]
After the cow made of styrofoam was taken down, it was “worshipped and garlanded by a group of protesters”.
While the artists said they wanted to show what eating plastic does to cows, the SHO of Bajaj Nagar Police Station, Mahendra Gupta, was deeply disapproving.
“The way the cow was hanging in the air”, he reportedly frowned, “it was only sending a negative message.”