subodh gupta: everything is inside at MMK frankfurt
MMK museum für moderne kunst, frankfurt am main
subodh gupta addresses current conceptions of india throughout his artistic practice, using banal objects — bronze, cow dung, jute, loam, marble and stainless steel — to form connections with sociopolitical aspects of his native country; while at the same time referencing his own personal development (having grown up in a small north eastern town in india), to his professional work and creative career living in new delhi. he continues to explore these themes and their relationship to traditional values, spirituality and religious beliefs in his most comprehensive retrospective to date presented by MMK (musum für moderne kunst) in frankfurt.
‘everything is inside’ reflects how indian society has been shaped as a result of industry and the rapid economic upswing of the past decades, while still remaining firm in long-established customs and historic ideas. to express these ideas, gupta has conceived two site specific installations on the occasion of his first solo exhibition in europe.