March 29, 2004 - The Showroom - Subodh Gupta
March 29, 2004

Subodh Gupta

Subodh Gupta
I Go Home Every Single Day
21 April – 30 May 2004

The Showroom
44 Bonner Road, London E2 9JS
T. +44 (0)20 8983 4115
F. +44 (0)20 8981 4112
E. tellmemore [​at​] theshowroom.org

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Opening 20 April 2004
19.00 – 21.00 hrs.

The Showroom is pleased to announce that it has commissioned Delhi-based artist Subodh Gupta to make a new body of work to be presented at the gallery between 21 April and 30 May 2004. Gupta’s work has been included in high profile group projects such as the 8th Havana Biennale, the inaugural show at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris and the Tree from the Seed, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo. His project for The Showroom will be his first solo show in London.
Subodh Gupta is best known for his sculptural works that elevate the status of found objects from everyday items to artworks; his works have involved casting bamboo sticks, kitchen utensils and most recently, a scooter in metal. The objects that Gupta works with refer to a traditional way of life in the sub-continent that is rapidly disappearing as India becomes a homogenised, urban society. Gupta has said, about these works, that he enjoys their absurdity and density, as well as their ability to become a bridge between Eastern and Western cultural traditions.

For The Showroom, Subodh Gupta will present a new body of work that continues to draw from his own immediate experiences in India; these include his childhood and family, his everyday environment, food and the places and people that he encounters. On this occasion he will explore the ideas of economic migration.

For further information please contact Kirsty Ogg or Bridget Crone on +44 (0)20 8983 4115.

The Showroom is financially assisted by Arts Council England. Project supported by The Henry Moore Foundation, The Elephant Trust and Charles Wallace India Trust. With thanks to Delfina Studio Trust.

Mary Jane Aladren, Tim Allen, Adelaide Bannerman, Claire Barclay, Jordan Baseman, Iwona Blazwick, Sarah Carrington, Paul Collett, Laura Emsley, ezppl, Peter Fillingham, Rose Finn-Kelcey, FlatPack001, Rebecca Fortnum, Eric Franck, Frieze, David Gilmour, Simon Grant, Jackie Haliday, Ceri Hand, Margot Heller, Margot & Fergus Henderson, Paul Hobson, Claire Hooper, Martin Hopkinson, Matthew Hunt, Sue Jones, Franz Koenig, Kate MacGarry, Lynn MacRitchie, Anna Milsom, Moose Foundation for the Arts, Dave Muller, Paul Nicholson, Kristine Nielsen, Campbell & Mairi Ogg, Harry Onslow, Michael O’Pray, Maureen Paley, Alison Raftery, Signwave, John Slyce, Simon Starling, Straylight, Eva Tait, David Thorp, Transmission Gallery, Catherine Ugwu, Isabel Vasseur, Grant Watson and White Window are all actively supporting the work of the gallery by joining The Showroom’s Friends Scheme.

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