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Shilpa Gupta

BlindStars StarsBlind

Conceptual artist Shilpa Gupta employs new media and technology to explore the universal and confront the political, challenging mundane perceptions through her witty cynicism. The flashing lights of the present lot are structured to illuminate the alternating words "stars" and "blind" in a loop, highlighting contradictory aspects of human existence. "...a line of words that forms a circle of yellow light, words fading in and out, dancing with...

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  Lot 14 of 47  

4-5 DECEMBER 2018


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Rs 12,00,600

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Shilpa Gupta
BlindStars StarsBlind

Lights wrapped around metal

Diameter: 115 in (292 cm)

First from a limited edition of three

Animated lights installation

BlindStars StarsBlind, Berlin: Galerie Volker Diehl and BodhiBerlin; Mumbai: Bodhi Art, 2008 (another from the edition)
Shilpa Gupta - Second Moon, San Gimignano: Galleria Continua, 14 February - 2 May 2009 (another from the edition)
Finding India: Art for the New Century, Taipei: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), 22 October - 12 December 2010 (another from the edition)
India! (Side by Side), Rio de Janeiro: Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB), 25 October 2011 - 29 January 2012; Belenzinho: SESC, 25 February - 29 April 2012; Brasilia: Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB), 22 May - 29 July 2012 (another from the edition)

Shaheen Merali ed., Shilpa Gupta: BlindStars StarsBlind, Heidelberg: Kehler Verlag, 2008, p. 7 (installation view), p. 9 (illustrated)
Nancy Adajania ed., Shilpa Gupta, New Delhi: Vadehra Art Gallery and Munich, Berlin, London, New York: Prestel Verlag, 2009, p. 220 (illustrated), p. 221 (installation view)
Damien Sausset, L'Inde Nouvelle De Shilpa Gupta, Paris: Connaissance des ARTS, 2009, pp. 48-53 (illustrated, another from the edition)
Fabrice Bousteau, "Ou l'inconscient Artistique," Beaux Arts Magazine, Paris: Beaux Arts, March 2009, pp. 82-85 (illustrated, another from the edition)
Antonio Stellatelli, The Indian Renaissance, Monza: Antonio Stellatelli Collection, 2011 (illustrated, another from the edition)
Cibele Aldrovandi, Deepak Ananth, Falvia Galli Tatsch et al; India ! (Side by Side), Centro Cultural Banco da Brasil, 2012 (illustrated, another from the edition)
Follia Continua ! 25 Years of Galleria Continua, Prato: Gli Ori, 2015 (illustrated, another from the edition)

Category: Installation
Style: Calligraphy


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