In Our Times by Shilpa Gupta

The Mumbai-based artist Shilpa Gupta uses a range of media in an art practice that combines playfulness with intellectual rigour.

Details

Medium:
Microphone Dimensions: 4 mins 38 secs
Art Fund grant:
£23,022 ( Total: £23,022)
Acquired in:
2012
Vendor:
Yvon Lambert Gallery

This work is a sound installation exploring the politics of the Partition of India using the deceptively simple presentation of the Independence speeches of Nehru and Jinnah in tandem, broadcast through two microphones. Viewers are presented with the aspirations of the two heads of the newly created states in a format enabling them to compare and contrast the high hopes that led to tragedy and ongoing divisions on the Continent. Presented by the Art Fund through Art Fund International.

Provenance

The artist.

Venue details

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Queen's Road, BRISTOL Bristol BS8 1RL 0117 922 3571 www.bristolmuseums.org.uk

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