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Shilpa Gupta
Shilpa Gupta
 
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Author : Nancy Adajania
Publisher : Prestel Publishers
ISBN# : 978-3-7913--5017-2
Pages : 248
Price :INR 3000
Offer Price:INR 2670
 
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Book Description
Poised at the intersection of art and technology, the sacredand the secular, Shilpa Gupta`s work occupies multiplecontexts: post-feminist art, technology-enabled art, andtranscultural art. The Mumbai-born artist uses interactivevideo, found objects, photography, sound, and publicperformance to probe the themes of desire, belief, terror,personal safety, and international securityżthe bar of soapimprinted with the word żTHREATż, which can be used, therebyneutralizing the threat; the projection works Untitled(Shadows), which require the audience to cast shadows ofthemselves onto a screen; the white packages labeled `There isno explosive in thisż with the `noż less prominent than the rest.This monograph features essays that discuss Guptażs workfrom the perspective of new media, religious politics, thecritique of the nation-state, and global violence. Thoughtprovokingand perceptive, Guptażs art emerges in response tothe entanglements of the global contemporary, making ituniversally accessible
 
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