#Someoneelse: a library of 100 books written anonymously or under pseudonyms

Friday, 2nd December 2016
to Sunday, 4th December 2016

From 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM (IST)
Mehboob Studios, No.100, Hill Road, Bandra West, Mumbai - 400050.


A Literary Art Installation by Shilpa Gupta @TimesLitFest 2016

Make your way to Mehboob Studios this December to experience a cutting edge art installation by one of India's leading contemporary artists! Avid Learning in association with Times of India Literature Festival 2016, and Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA) proudly present Shilpa Gupta’s Someone Else, 2011, a library of 100 etched books written anonymously or under pseudonyms. Shilpa’s work is a register of impositions, vulnerabilities and fears associated by the very first introduction of the self – a name. Writers have sought freedom in being someone else- be it to conceal one's gender, avoid personal or political persecution, write in another language, express multiple selves, or publish a rejected work. Contribute books by anonymous authors or authors who write under pseudonyms to be used by the artist in a future project. Visit our social media platforms to find out more! 

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Shilpa Gupta

Shilpa Gupta


Shilpa Gupta lives and works in Mumbai, India where she has studied sculpture at the Sir J. J. School of Fine Arts from 1992 to 1997. She has had solo shows at Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati, Museum voor Moderne Kunst in Arnhem, Arnolfini in Bristol, Castle Blandy in France, OK Center for Contemporary Art in Linz amongst other institutions. She has had gallery solos with Gallerie Yvon Lambert in Paris, Chemould Prescott Road in Mumbai, Galleria Continua in San Gimignano, and at the public gallery, Lalit Kala Akademie hosted Vadehra Gallery, New Delhi. Shilpa has been invited to the Younger Than Jesus Triennale at New Museum, New York; Lyon Biennale ‘09 curated by Hou Hanru; Gwangju Biennale ‘08 directed by Okwui Enwezor and curated by Ranjit Hoskote; Yokohama Triennale ‘08 curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist; Liverpool Biennale ‘06 curated by Gerardo Mosquera and biennales at Auckland, Seoul, Havana, Sydney and Shanghai. Gupta's work has been shown in leading international institutions and museums such as the Tate Modern, Serpentine Gallery, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Mori Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New Museum, Chicago Cultural Center, Louisiana Museum and Devi Art Foundation in Gurgaon amongst others. In 2012 she designed the book ‘dates.sites: Project Cinema City Bombay/Mumbai’, edited by Madhusree Dutta. She has co-facilitated ‘Crossovers & Rewrites: Borders over Asia Museum of Contemporary Art, World Social Forum, Porto Alegre’ in 2005 and ‘Aar Paar, a public art exchange project between India and Pakistan alongwith Huma Mulji from 2002 – 2006. In 2013 she had solo shows at the MAAP Space in Brisbane, Australia and Galerie im TaxisPalais in Innsburg, Austria and will participate in Sharjah Biennale curated by Yuko Hasegawa and No Country at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

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Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
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