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Prabhakar Pachpute

Installation view of PRABHAKAR PACHPUTE’s Sea of Fists, 2018–19, charcoal and acrylic on plywood cutouts, metal, wood, 

coconut fiber, and cloth, dimensions variable, at Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, 2019–20. Photo by Dani Bapista. 

Courtesy the artist and Jameel Arts Centre.

The farmers of India have been toiling on the front lines of climate change and crony capitalism for decades. In Prabhakar Pachpute’s home state of Maharashtra, in western India, more than 32,000 farmers committed suicide between 2001 and 2019, as recurring droughts, a depleted water table…

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