Shilpa Gupta

Drawing in the Dark


This book is not yet published, but will be available from January 2021.

ISBN: 9783775747219 Category:

Shilpa Gupta, Marie Cozette, Sunil Khilnani, Anushka Rajendran, Thomas Thiel, Wim Waelput


India is the homeland of the artist Shilpa Gupta, but the border is her most important theme. Not only because her art is now drawing international attention and is anchored in intermedia; the border also plays a very specific role, because the artist has been studying everyday life at India’s border with Bangladesh in a long-term project. As a researcher, she has been investigating the field of interactions, influences, and impacts that comprise life and experience there. Whether it’s the structure of space, or simple objects, censorship, laws, and limitations, all is pointedly expressed in Gupta’s work. This publication encapsulates all of the work she has created on this subject, documenting life on the border as well Gupta’s visionary art. Both are important and awaiting discovery here.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 16.7 x 23 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 26 January 2021
Number of pages 264
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.7 x 23 cm
Weight 300 g
SHILPA GUPTA (*1976) lives in the city of her birth, Mumbai. Since graduating from the Sir J. J. School of Fine Arts her work has been seen in many international exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale, as well as in Innsbruck, Göteborg, Istanbul, and New York.