Subodh Gupta is the very important guest of the Monnaie de Paris in 2018. For his carte blanche “Adda/Rendez-vous” running from April 13 to August 26, 2018, the Indian plastic artist will present 30 works to the Parisian public, including 2 pieces created in situ for the exhibition.
Subodh Gupta (born in 1964) is very known for his work with the Indian daily items. His most famous work, Very Hungry God (2006) represents a skull made out of steel utensils to underline the need to feed an always hungrier god.
This criticism is often found in the artist’s work. Subodh Gupta immortalize domestic work with symbolical pieces such as Atta (2010), a painted bronze installation, flour, wooden table, Faith Matters (2007-2008), an installation presenting brass lunchboxes (characteristic feature in India) on a moving sidewalk, Two Cows (2003-2008), milk buckets on bronze bicycles, the most famous of his works.
In another vein, Subodh Gupta often talks about his leaving and exile: a brass door (Door, 2007), a wooden boat filled with jars held by strings (Jal Mein Kumbh, Kumbh Mein Jal Hai [The Pot is in the Water, and the Water is in the Pot], 2012), or an aluminum car (Doot, 2003)…
And the icing on the cake, the Monnaie de Paris offers a beautiful exhibition on India and medals with 45 objects (including medals, cast iron and Taj kilo currency) including 3 Subodh Gupta works about the place of money in the world in the 11 Conti museum rooms: one 1 K.G. War ingot (2007), A Penny for Belief, a brass tray with pennies (2008) or Apples Of The Earth (2018).
The Monnaie de Paris CEO Aurélien Rousseau explains that “the meeting of our universe with Subodh Gupta’s is a unique chance. Unique because our work – the once of precious metal. Gupta works metal and its meaning in today’s India. This shiny metal without being precious becomes an art item to question about the place where beautiful can be in our societies. You only have to see how Subodh has taken over our studios, how he made his way right away in the universe of our engravers, at our manufacture.”
We’re looking forward to it!
From 13 April 2018 to 26 August 2018
Monnaie de Paris
11, quai Conti
75006 Paris 6
-18 ans, chômeurs, handicapés et accompagnateur: Free
tarif réduit: 12 €
tarif adulte: 14 €
Horaires : 11h-19h du mardi au dimanche, nocturne mercredis jusqu'à 21h