Kanchana Gupta | 458.32 Square Meters

12 Oct 2019 – 10 Nov 2019

Regular hours

11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 19:00
11:00 – 18:00

Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore

Singapore, Singapore


Travel Information

  • Nearest Bus Stop: Along Alexandra Road Opposite Alexandra Point (Bus Stop Number 15059) Available Buses: 51, 57, 61, 83, 97, 97e, 100, 166, 175, 408, 963 or 963E
  • Nearest MRT Train Station: Labrador Park (Circle Line station CC27) Walking Directions from Labrador Park Station (~10 mins): 1. Exit Labrador Park station via Exit A and walk towards Alexandra Road. 2. Stay on the opposite side of the road from Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC) Shopping Mall. 3. At the first bus stop, take the sheltered walkway on your right into Gillman Barracks.

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Sullivan+Strumpf is delighted to present Kanchana Gupta's third solo exhibition in Singapore and her first with Sullivan+Strumpf, 458.32 Square Meters.


Curated by Savita Apte, '458.32 Square Metres' offers a visceral and studied response to the urban environments Kanchana Gupta has inhabited for the past 25 years. Through the use of various quotidian materials exposed to extraordinary processes and compression, Gupta foreshadows the inadequacies of her dense urban surroundings. The show juxtaposes this overarching meta-narrative against Gupta's own spatial and environmental experiences; underscoring the consequences of migration, urbanisation and globalisation.

The deliberately restrained and ambiguous title '458.32 Square Meters' acknowledges the opulent desirable residences (or desres) that urban dwellers pursue and aspire to. In order to attain this, they allow themselves to be pressured, manipulated and moulded; much like the aggregate of material utilised in sculptural forms for the present show.

Layered, affixed, ripped, torn, peeled, burnt, and compressed, the materials are subjected to extreme manual duress in the studio environment, and subsequently in a more strenuous industrial setting. The result is a coherent, albeit minimalist series of works, where shapes, forms and identities are transformed through reflective interventions in Gupta's ongoing practice that continually questions materiality.
Opening Reception: Saturday, 12 October 2019, 5 - 7 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, 19 October 2019, 3 - 4 pm

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Savita Apte

Exhibiting artists

Kanchana Gupta

Taking part


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