'Poised at the intersection of art and technology, the sacred and the secular, Shilpa Gupta's work occupies multiple contexts: post-feminist art, technology-enabled art, and transcultural art. The Mumbai-born artist uses interactive video, found objects, photography, sound, and public performance to probe the themes of desire, belief, terror, personal safety, and international security—the bar of soap imprinted with the word “THREAT”, which can be used, thereby neutralizing the threat; the projection works Untitled (Shadows), which require the audience to cast shadows of themselves onto a screen; the white packages labeled ‘There is no explosive in this’ with the ‘no’ less prominent than the rest. This monograph features essays that discuss Gupta’s work from the perspective of new media, religious politics, the critique of the nation-state, and global violence. Thought-provoking and perceptive, Gupta’s art emerges in response to the entanglements of the global contemporary, making it universally accessible.' - from publisher's website.

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The Media of Absence - Peter WEIBEL
To See Again and Again - Shanay JHAVERI
The Unusual Suspect - Quddus MIRZA
Darkness Is What Light Will Never Be: Shilpa Gupta's Experiments with Truth - Nancy ADAJANIA
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