press release

'Everything is Inside' is the first exhibition Germano Celant has curated in India and it is the first time he and Subodh Gupta have worked together. The exhibition is spread across two buildings - the ornate Jaipur House, originally built as the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur in 1936, and the museum's modern concrete and glass extension constructed in 2009. Celant uses the domestic setting of Jaipur House to focus on Gupta's paintings and smallscale sculptures, made from everyday objects such as the ubiquitous tiffin. In contrast, the modern wing of the gallery houses a selection of Gupta's large-scale work, including a site-specific installation the artist is unveiling for the exhibition. He will alter the staircase in the centre of the gallery's new wing into a cascading mass of stainless steel culinary utensils, frozen mid-avalanche. The highly reflective, sterile steel surface visually emulates the ironic seduction of a natural disaster.

Subodh Gupta
Everything is Inside

Germano Celant