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The Artist and the Dangers of the Everyday: Medium, Perception and Meaning in Shilpa Gupta’s work

by  Claudio Maffioletti

Published art etc. news and views, March 2011

Gupta's scepticism towards definitions and their unbearable weight did not surprise me. Her uneasiness in front of the uncompromisingly synthetic and limiting character of categories was easily expected. For expressions such as “new media art”,

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My East is Your West

by  Sophie Knezic

A satellite exhibition of the 56th Venice Biennale, My East is Your West was presented at the Palazzo Benzon, whose interior architecture of adjoining rooms, narrow corridors and cordoned-off, dimly-lit spaces suggested a mise en abyme of thresholds and crossings. Commissioned by the

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Stars and strikes ... the imagination of an artist

by  Shaheen Merali

One is, of course, historically, indebted to and dependent upon European thought, as it is indispensable in helping us to think through the experiences of political modernity in non-Western nations. However, it remains inadequate as a model for systems which remain completely out of its reach. Instead

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