Exhibition

Shilpa Gupta. Sun at Night

7 Oct 2021 – 6 Feb 2022

Regular hours

Thursday
11:00 – 19:00
Friday
11:00 – 19:00
Saturday
10:00 – 19:00
Sunday
10:00 – 19:00
Monday
11:00 – 19:00
Tuesday
11:00 – 19:00
Wednesday
11:00 – 19:00

Free admission

Barbican Centre

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Moorgate / Barbican

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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.

About

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.

Exhibiting artists

Shilpa Gupta

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