This image captures Shilpa Gupta and Ashish Rajadhyaksha setting up Gupta's artwork for the exhibition 'Bombay/Mumbai 1992-2001', co-curated by Geeta Kapur and Ashish Rajadhyaksha, in 'Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis' held at Tate Modern, London, 2001.

Regarding the exhibition, the curators write: 'Bombay/Mumbai 1992-2001 presents the embattled visual culture of India’s leading metropolis. Committed to the cultural dynamic of secularism, we have positioned artworks, photography, video, film and architecture as signs in the city's persistent desire to transform.'

'Century City' explored the relationship between the metropolis and the creation of art. It focused on the various twentieth-century art centres in the world, such as Paris, New York, Vienna, Moscow and London, Bombay/Mumbai, Lagos, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo. Curators included Okwui Enwezor, Olu Obuibe, Emma Dexter, Lutz Becker, Geeta Kapur, Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Donna De Salvo, Serge Fauchereau, Paulo Venancio Filho, Reiko Tomii, Richard Calvocoressi and Keith Hartley.

Access level


Publication/Creation date


Creation place

United Kingdom

Content type

event photograph/recording

Rights statement

In Copyright

What does this mean?

This item is covered by one or more copyrights. It is available for research only or use within Hong Kong’s fair dealing rules. Please do not copy, re-use or reproduce this item without the permission of the copyright holder.

Bombay/Mumbai 1992-2001 (Preparation)

AAA relies on your generous support to grow, activate, and make freely accessible our collection of materials on art in Asia. We would be deeply appreciative if you would consider making a small donation to our 2021 Annual Fundraiser, ending on 29 Oct.