Shilpa Gupta and Asia Art Archive at India Art Fair 2015
When 29 Jan - 01 Feb 2015
Where NSIC Exhibition Grounds, New Delhi, India
Mumbai-based artist Shilpa Gupta presents the first iteration of That photo we never got, a research-based project that explores friendship and love in the field of art. By drawing out narratives from the AAA collection, incomplete stories are gathered from documents on art institutions, artist-organised camps, workshops, exhibitions, and from publications, to assemble a proposition of fragments. Gupta delves into chance encounters and fraught friendships, some imagined and others not, revealing the varied aspirations of artists and their relationships to peers, cities, and the world.
Working with Sabih Ahmed, Senior Researcher at AAA, Gupta pursues archival trails focused on the 60s, 70s, and 80s, and taking annotations that surfaced from conversations and interviews conducted during the research of this project. Gupta’s practice inquires into the dynamics of contexts, perception, and cartographies of knowledge, often incorporating methods of archiving into her work.
Asia Art Archive thanks:
Navjot Altaf, Jyoti Bhatt, Jyotsna Bhatt, Iftikhar Dadi, Anju Dodiya, Atul Dodiya, Behroze Gandhy, Shireen Gandhy, Geeta Kapur, Krishen Khanna, Shakuntala Kulkarni, Nalini Malani, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Sudhir Patwardhan and Shanta Patwardhan, Johan Pijnappel, Dilip Ranade, Rajiv Saini, Afrah Shafiq, Gulammohammed Sheikh, Nilima Sheikh, Arpita Singh, Vivan Sundaram, Kalidas Swaminathan, and Jesal Thakkar.
Special thanks to the India Art Fair, and The Avantha Group for their generous support towards this project.
Shilpa Gupta (b. 1976, India) is an artist based in Mumbai. Gupta’s works have been shown at Tate Modern, London, UK; Serpentine Gallery, London, UK; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Mori Museum, Tokyo, Japan; New Museum, New York, US; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark; Devi Art Foundation, Gurgaon; Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, India; Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UEA; Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea; Liverpool Biennial ‘06, Liverpool, UK; and other museums and venues throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.