Exhibition: Shilpa Gupta

This exhibition runs from Thu, 7th Oct 2021 to Sun, 6th Feb 2022. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Fri,
15th Oct 2021  
(11am - 5pm)
Sat,
16th Oct 2021  
(11am - 5pm)
Sun,
17th Oct 2021  
(11am - 5pm)
Mon,
18th Oct 2021  
(11am - 5pm)
Tue,
19th Oct 2021  
(11am - 5pm)
Wed,
20th Oct 2021  
(11am - 5pm)
Thu,
21st Oct 2021  
(11am - 5pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge


The first major London exhibition by Mumbai-based artist Shilpa Gupta highlights the fragility of one’s right to expression whilst raising urgent questions of censorship, confinement and resistance.

Gupta will present and build on her acclaimed project For, In Your Tongue, I Cannot Fit (2017–18) – an immersive installation and soundscape which comprises 100 microphones suspended above 100 metal spikes, each piercing a page inscribed with a fragmented verse of poetry by a poet incarcerated for their work, writings, or beliefs. Alternating between languages, the work includes poetry from the 8th to the 21st centuries. Through each poem, Gupta draws attention to the wider stories and experiences of global histories and gives a voice to those who had been silenced.

Extending on the research and themes present in the installation, Gupta will present new work, including the artist’s first pair of motion flapboards which further expand on her use of sound, language and the power of speech.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

Barbican Centre,

Silk Street, London,
EC2Y 8DS

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