In 1998, Akino traveled across the whole of western India, from Bombay to the Kutch District in the state of Gujarat. In the Kutch District, where the desert has violent temperature extremes, she studies the ruins next to a temple. The sun shines into one corner of a room that has lost its roof, and there stand small stone statues of Krishna (incarnation of Vishnu), the cowherd girl Radha, King Rama, and Princess Sita. All of the stone statues have charming expressions, and one can feel the stillness so characteristic of ruins.


  • Title: Ruin Ⅰ
  • Creator: Fuku Akino
  • Date: 1989 - 1989
  • Physical Dimensions: w152.3 x h115.3 cm
  • Type: color on paper,framed

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