Shilpa Gupta

Drawing in the Dark

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Date of publication October 2020

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Shilpa Gupta
Drawing in the Dark

Ed. Thomas Thiel, contributions by Marie Cozette, Wim Waelput, text(s) by Sunil Khilnani, Anushka Rajendran, Thomas Thiel, graphic design by Bureau Mario Lombardo


2020. 264 pp., 160 ills.


16.70 x 23.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-4721-9

Borders between India and Bangladesh

India is the homeland of the artist Shilpa Gupta. But the border is her most important theme. Not only because her art is now drawing international attention and is anchored in intermedia. The border also plays a very specifi c role, because the artist has been studying everyday life at India’s border with Bangladesh in a long-term project. As a researcher, she has been investigating the fi eld of interactions, infl uences, and impacts that comprise life and experience there. Whether it’s the structure of space, or simple objects, censorship, laws, and limitations, all is pointedly expressed in Gupta’s work. This publication encapsulates all of the work she has created on this subject, documenting life on the border as well Gupta’s visionary art. Both are important and awaiting discovery here.

SHILPA GUPTA (*1976) lives in the city of her birth, Mumbai. Since graduating from the Sir J. J. School of Fine Arts her work has been seen in many international exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale, as well as in Innsbruck, Göteborg, Istanbul, and New York.

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