Gupta, Shilpa b.1976 / 01:14.9
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about this work
Shilpa Gupta’s work addresses the fragility of fear, threat, paranoia, religious prejudices in several different ways. The border between India and Pakistan is 1188.5 miles as updated on Dec 31, 2007. Having taken a ratio of 1 to 14.9, Gupta has wound 80 miles of thread into the shape of an oval ball. The border: West, Northwest, incendiary and ready to explode. The ball: a mere a white fragile mass of thread.

An edition of this work has been acquired by the Guggenheim Museum and was part of the touring exhibition “No Country: Contemporary Art for South and South-East Asia”. Another edition also belongs to the Menil Collection, based in Houston, Texas. 

http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/collections/collection-online/artists/bios/10003/Shilpa%20Gupta

Shilpa Gupta (b.1976, India)

01:14.9, 2012

Hand wound thread, a vitrine and a label
Edition: 1/3
153.67 x 55.88 x 50.8 cm.
60 1/2 x 22 x 20 in.
Provenance:
Chemould Prescott Road Gallery, Mumbai, India  Current Location:
Germany - Frankfurt S SculptureSouth Asia

exhibitions

Experiments with Truth: Ghandi and Images of Nonviolence
The Menil Collection, Houston TX
October 2014 - January 2015

No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia Curated by June Yap
Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore
May 2014 - July 2014

No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia Curated by June Yap
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, HK
October 2013 - February 2014

No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia Curated by June Yap
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY
February 2013 - May 2013

Someone Else
Chemould Prescott Raod, Mumbai, India
January 2012 - February 2012

publications

Special Venice biennale issue
Christie's (Catalogue), May 2015

Shai Venkatraman, Articulating everyday phenomenon: The distance of a shout
The Express Tribune (Newspaper), August 18, 2013
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Gayatri Rangachari, Indian Artist Highlights the Absurdities of Our Time
The New York Times| International Herald Tribune (Newspaper), June 11, 2013
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