Museum Voorlinden presents the new exhibition Shilpa Gupta – Where do I begin. Until 21 May, the museum will display a selection of works by Shilpa Gupta (1976) in and around the museum. Boundaries – in the broadest sense of the word – fascinate the Mumbai-based multidisciplinary Indian artist to no end. That includes everything from geographical and political borders to more social and personal boundaries. Shilpa is interested in human perception, the way we look at others, the way we look at ourselves and how we define our own identities.
Until the end of March, a daily performance is featured in the auditorium of the museum. A performer will draw lines on meters long handwoven material from the border town Phulia in India. The length of the fabric represents one-thousandth of the more than 3360-kilometre-long border, traced in barbed wire, between India and Bangladesh. It is one of the longest and most remarkable political barriers in the world. The lines that are drawn depict human routes, rivers and landscapes that go right through the border. The performance is staged daily between 11.00 and 12.30 hours and 14.00 and 15.30 hours.