Subodh Gupta at the Monnaie de Paris

Monnaie de Paris, continuing the series of outstanding contemporary art exhibitions, presents Adda / Rendez-vous, the first retrospective exhibition in France of internationally acclaimed contemporary artist, Subodh Gupta.
 
 
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Monnaie de Paris - Adda / Rendez-vous exhibition
 
Showcasing the diversity of Subodh Gupta’s practice, the exhibition features iconic sculptures using stainless steels pots and pans, such as Very Hungry God (2006), for which Gupta is best known and cast found objects, such as Two Cows (2003), alongside very new works, like Unknown Treasure (2017) and the video titled Seven Billion Light Years (2016). While varied in material, the body of work is defined by the artist’s continuous exploration of ritual and spirituality in everyday life.
 
 
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Jal Mein Kumbh, Kumbh Mein Jal Hai [The Pot is in the Water, and the Water is in the Pot], 2012. Found wooden boat, brass, rope, 508 x 152,4 x 167,6 cm. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo : Genevieve Hanson
 
 
As the kitchen is the centre of every Indian household, Gupta’s practice too is grounded in the quotidian pantry and it is from here that he reflects on not only personal and communal practices, but also on how often intimate and seemingly insignificant objects and experiences can offer a glimpse into the cosmos at large.
 
 
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Very Hungry God, 2006. Stainless steel, stainless steel utensils. 390 x 320 x 400 cm. Pinault Collection. Courtesy the artist

The exhibition takes place in the historic salons of 11 Conti along the banks of the Seine, extends up the main stairway and continues in the inner courtyard of the Monnaie de Paris with monumental sculptures conceived especially for this retrospective.
 
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Doot, 2003. Aluminium, 170 x 163 x 420 cm. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Enrico Navarra
 
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Anahad [Unstruck], 2016. Stainless steel, transducer, amplifier, 250 x 125 x 15 cm. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo : Ken Adlard
 
 
The artist
Subodh Gupta (b. 1964) lives and works in Delhi and had trained as a painter before going on to work with a variety of media including painting, performance, video, photography, sculpture, and installation. Subodh Gupta sees the exhibition as a place for meetings, rendezvous that would trigger discussions, exchanges and debates just like the indhi concept «Adda».
 
 

 
 
Exhibition start date: April 13, 2018
End date: August 26, 2018

Address: 11 Quai de Conti, 75006 Paris
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