Cutting Edge: Lipi's Razor Blade Cradle

Mar 15, 2013 9:23PM

"Most of my works are related to very personal issues of human life. I always like to play with contradictions as I think our life is full of absurdity.” (Tayeba Begum Lipi, 2013)

Her own words best describe the shiny, metal cradle. What appears as a majestic crib called My Daughter's Cot II is a cold piece of art: a cradle constructed of razor blades. Drawing from her childhood in Bangledesh, Lipi remembers the only tool available for childbirth: a newly sterilized razor blade.

To see more of Lipi's personal and political beauty, she is part of the thought-provoking exhibition "No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia" currently on view at the Guggenheim Museum, New York through May.