21 April – 19 May 2001.
Shilpa Gupta is a young Indian artist based in Mumbai whose work explores the complex issues of femininity within the contemporary cultural and spiritual life of India. Developed specifically for the Asia-Australia Arts Centre [4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art], her installation incorporates video and mixed media. In voicing what is not spoken of, Gupta presents a potent view of feminine issues through three generations of women in her family. This exhibition of Gupta’s work is her first solo exhibition in Australia. She has exhibited in India including the National Gallery of Modern Art, Lakeeren Art Gallery, and the Nehru Centre Art Gallery in India.
Shilpa Gupta, Untitled, 2000, cloth stained with menstrual blood, video, installation view, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Courtesy the artist.