With her multidisciplinary approach that gives a nod to a wide gamma of instruments and processes, from video to photography, artist Shilpa Gupta presents a new project conceived for the “The Curve” of the Barbican. For her commission number 34, Gupta unsheathes the acclaimed project For, In Your Tongue, I Cannot Fit (2017-2018), an installation that involves one-hundred microphones suspended above as many metallic points, each of which perforates a page of verse by an author imprisoned for their writing or their ideas. There are works by Faiz Ahmad Faiz and the poetry of Azerbaijani poet Nesimi, who inspired the title of the exhibition, while the sonic landscape, thanks to the microphones, resounds with choruses and verses but also languages, from Arabic to Chinese, from Hindu to Spanish, in a harmonious accord of solidarity from a distance. Through each poem that Gupta cries out within the “Curve”, attention is brought to global stories and experiences, raising urgent questions on the freedom of expression, censorship and resistance, giving voice to those who have been silenced.
Poussin and Dance. An Outright Celebration at the National Gallery
The French painter as you’ve never seen him before - works on loan from around the world reveal the emotional and Dionysian side of the artist, with influences from classical art and inspirations from the Italian Renaissance.
When Art is an Incantation. The Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy
An edition has never been missed since 1769, the most prestigious artistic showcase of the United Kingdom - over one-thousand works from around the world to celebrate the joy of creating, guided by Yinka Shonibare.