Gupta, Shilpa b.1976 / Blind stars stars blind
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about this work
The slow flashing on and off of a string of small lights that stand out above the stage, spelling out the words 'BlindStars StarsBlind', evoke a piercing sense of melancholy: beauty and power, frailty and impermanence seem to be the keynotes of our existence. On one hand this work gives voice to the hidden desires, the fantasies and the hopes of the human race, which help people to face life with a positive and optimistic attitude. On the other hand the work reveals how these impulses are, at the same time, deceptive illusions that condemn us to look at the past with a certain regret, in that there is no effective possibility of a better future.  

Shilpa Gupta (b.1976, India)

Blind stars stars blind, 2008

Animated Light Installation
Edition: 3/3
dia: 487.68 cm.
dia: 192 in.
Provenance:
Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, India Current Location:
Germany - Frankfurt S Mixed Media Wall WorkSouth Asia

exhibitions

India! (Side by Side)
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in Brasilia, Brazil
May 2012 - July 2012

India! (Side by Side)
Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 2011 - January 2012

Finding India: Art for the New century
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Taipei, Taiwan
October 2010 - December 2010

Shilpa Gupta - Second Moon
Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy
February 2009 - May 2009

publications

Follia Continua!
Gli Ori, Prato (Book), September 2015

Deepak Ananth, India!
Dados Internacionais de catalogacao na Publicacao (Catalogue), 2012

Antonio Stellatelli, The Indian Renaissance- A research project on the new frontiers of art
Antonio Stellatelli Collection, Monza, Italy (Catalogue), 2011

Damien Sausset, Shilpa Gupta
Blandy Art Tour (Catalogue), 2010

Fabrice Bousteau, Ou l’inconscient Artistique
Beaux Arts (Magazine), March 2009
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Damien Sausset, L'Inde Nouvelle De Shilpa Gupta
Connaissance des ARTS (Magazine), January 2009
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Artwork History
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