I Live Under Your Sky Too by Shilpa Gupta

Shilpa Gupta’s light installation at MIA Park is a celebration of diversity, a poignant reminder of how there is space for us all despite our many divides.

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Mumbai-based artist Shilpa Gupta’s (b. 1976) artworks probe how people and their experiences are formed by places and objects; and the processes of classification, limitation and censorship they are subjected to. Her work has been shown in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Tate Modern in London and the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in New Delhi, and is part of collections at the Guggenheim Museum, the Centre Pompidou and the Mori Art Museum amongst others.

Gupta presents a light installation in the form of an animated sentence in her handwriting, spilling out of the lines of a ruled book to read, I Live Under Your Sky Too in three interwoven languages - English, Arabic and Malayalam. Using national and migrant languages, the work builds on the idea that there is space for us all.

Gupta’s work speaks to social, cultural and political constructs of our time; as well as the relationships that connect or separate groups shaped by religious and political divides.

Shilpa Gupta, I Live Under Your Sky Too

Shilpa Gupta (b. 1976). I Live Under Your Sky Too, 2022. LED Light. Photo: courtesy of Years of Culture ©2022