An Exclusive With Globally Acclaimed Artist, Subodh Gupta

Jan 27, 2023, 01:05 PM

Esha Gupta is in conversation with artist Subodh Gupta

Subodh Gupta is one of India’s leading contemporary artists. His works have been exhibited in the most prestigious art fairs and museums across the globe - including Centre Pompidou and the Victoria &
Albert Museum. He is best known for his incredible sculptural works made of household metal objects such as kitchen utensils, lunch boxes, and cookware, and his work highlights the socio-economic
landscape of India and cultural transitions. Currently, Subodh is showcasing his new Installations at the iconic Le Bon Marche in Paris which is the first ever department store in the world. Titled Sangam, the
exhibition will be on display until February 19, 2023.
Here are a few things we discuss with him -
  • You went to art school in Patna in the 1980s. What was your education like at the time?
  • This is your first time exhibiting at a department store. How did you navigate this, and what inspired the name Sangam?
  • Utensils are a key motif in your art. How do you and your team go about sourcing so many utensils?
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