Shilpa Gupta, Untitled
The work is a marble sculpture representing four uman figures who are covering each other eyes, ears and mouth.
The sculpture is based on the tales of the Three Wise Monkeys, often related to Mahatma Gandhi: the first monkey covers its eyes so it does not see the evil, the second covers its ears so it does not hear the evil, and the third one covers its mouth so it does not speak about the evil.
Nowadays however, in a world dominated by capitalism and individualism, it is too easy to silence our senses and remain detached to the reality that surrounds us.
Shilpa Gupta was born in 1976, where she graduated in sculpture at the Sir J. J. School of Fine Arts. In her practice she uses drawings, sculpture, installation, performance, video and new media. Her research pays attention to cultural identities and to the way in which the power operates on local and national communities. Shilpa Gupta is also interested on the way we perceive and transmit informations (included the meanings of artworks) and she often employed text in her work, as one of the medium we used to interpret the reality. With her works she also create situations in which the viewer is invited to act.