Shilpa Gupta, Venice Biennale Arte, Venice
The 58th International Art Exhibition “May you live in interesting times” that includes Shilpa Gupta’s works, is curated by Ralph Rugoff and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta is open untill 24 November 2019.
«The title of this Exhibition could be interpreted as a sort of curse – stated Paolo Baratta – where the expression “interesting times” evokes the idea of challenging or even “menacing” times, but it could also simply be an invitation to always see and consider the course of human events in their complexity, an invitation, thus, that appears to be particularly important in times when, too often, oversimplification seems to prevail, generated by conformism or fear. And I believe that an exhibition of art is worth our attention, first and foremost, if it intends to present us with art and artists as a decisive challenge to all oversimplifying attitudes.»
The Exhibition develops from the Central Pavilion (Giardini) to the Arsenale and includes 79 participants from all over the world.