Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga opens Subodh Gupta.The Imaginary Order of Things

Centro de Arte Contemporaneo de Malaga presents Subodh Gupta.The Imaginary Order of Things an exhibition on view 5 July to 13 October 2013.

Curated by Fernando Francés, it includes three previously unexhibited works that have travelled from India for this event. Gupta’s sculptures, installations, videos and paintings are characterised by their representation and use of everyday items used by Indian families, but presented in a different context and with different functions that are remote from the stereotypes of India. His work represents the union of the urban and rural worlds and the spiritual and material ones through its evocation of the phenomenon of families migrating from poorer areas to more developed ones and the idea of tradition and religious rituals. Gupta uses a wide variety of elements and materials in his work, which is generally on a very large scale. The artist has lived and worked in New Delhi since 1990. The exhibition, which includes 19 pieces, is one of the series of events organised to mark the 10th anniversary of the CAC Málaga (2003-2013).

Subodh Gupta was born in 1964 in Khagaul in a poor rural area of Bihar in northern India. He studied painting at the College of Arts & Crafts in Patna between 1983 and 1988. His work is represented in leading private and public collections and he has been the subject of numerous exhibitions around the world. Among recent solo exhibitions are: Spirit Eaters at the Kunstmuseum Thun in Switzerland; Line of Control, at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in New Delhi (2012) and at the Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere, Finland (2011; A glass of water at the Hauser & Wirth gallery in New York (2011); Et tu, Duchamp? at the KÖR am Kunsthalle Wien Project Space Karlsplatz, Vienna (2011); Take off your shoes and wash your hands at the Tramway in Glasgow, Scotland (2010); and Subodh Gupta. Faith Matters at the Pinchuk Art Center in Kiev, Ukraine (2010). In addition to the present exhibition at the CAC Málaga, the first major retrospective on the artist is currently being prepared at the National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi for February 2014. http://cacmalaga.org

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