Venice Biennale: Shilpa Gupta’s piercing installations give form to human frailties

By Uma Nair | Architectural Digest India

At the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale, Mumbai-based artist Shilpa Gupta is one of only three Indian artists to be selected by curator Ralph Rugoff to be part of the main exhibition, along with 78 other artists from around the world. The Mumbai-based artist has not one but two installations at the 58th International Art Exhibition, whose theme is 'May You Live in Interesting Times,' including a new multi-channel sound installation featuring the works of poets, and second, a residential gate that swings back and forth, creating an impactful visual of loss and destruction. Both the installations create spectacles that are deeply sensorial, prodding visitors to assess reoccurring themes in today's socio-political landscape: of solitude, surveillance, fragility of human stories, and the will to survive.

13 May 2019