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Labrat [ Boxer]

Valay Shende

Valay Shende is a multimedia artist, often using uncoventional mediums to convey knowledge and references from our past and present to future generations. His striking “LABRAT” sculpture raises vital questions about the potential adverse impacts of systematic technological control on human wisdom and humanity. This imposing artwork, embellished with dazzling metal discs, delves into the delicate balance between tradition and modernization in India, reflecting the challenges of contemporary urban life.

Inspired by Amy Webb’s book, “The Big Nine: How the tech titans and their thinking machines could warp humanity,” it encourages viewers to contemplate technology’s profound implications, making it a catalyst for conversations about its future impact on humanity. Valay Shende’s commitment to exploring complex, contemporary themes through innovative art is evident in “LABRAT,” which not only serves as an artistic statement but also a thought-provoking engagement with the ever-evolving world of technology.

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One Paramount, Mount Poonamallee Rd, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600125

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