The Showroom

Subodh Gupta: I Go Home Every Single Day


21 April – 30 May 2004

Preview: Tuesday 20 April 2004, 7–9pm

Subodh Gupta is best known for his sculptural works that elevate the status of found objects from everyday items to artworks; his works have involved casting bamboo sticks, kitchen utensils and most recently, a scooter in metal. The objects that Gupta works with refer to a traditional way of life in the sub-continent that is rapidly disappearing as India becomes a homogenised, urban society. Gupta has said, about these works, that he enjoys their absurdity and density, as well as their ability to become a bridge between Eastern and Western cultural traditions.

For The Showroom, Subodh Gupta presents a new body of work that continues to draw from his own immediate experiences in India; these include his childhood and family, his everyday environment, food and the places and people that he encounters. On this occasion he explored the ideas of economic migration.

Subodh Gupta: I Go Home Every Single Day is commissioned by The Showroom.

Subodh Gupta's work has been included in high profile group projects such as the 8th Havana Biennale, the inaugural show at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris and the Tree from the Seed, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo. His project for The Showroom will be his first solo show in London.