The installation ʻToday will endʼ by Shilpa Gupta illuminates Hotel Castell!

The neon based light installation ʻToday will endʼ by the Indian artist Shilpa Gupta was already set up on the Hotel Castell.

 

The neon based light installation ʻToday will endʼ by the Indian artist Shilpa Gupta was already set up on the Hotel Castell. New-media artist Shilpa Gupta is of a younger generation of Indian artists, whose works have been informed by the notion of political and cultural borders, the excesses of economic globalisation, and the conflicts, disparities, and prejudices related to it. The neon installation‚ ʼToday will endʼ is an outdoor artwork, which appropriates the sky as an infinite plane on which incandescent words are inscribed. Driven by the utopian idea of unity, the artist postulates free movement across terrains, not only geographical but also in terms of class, gender, and social practices. The assertion‚ ʼToday will endʼmay seem so self-evident that it is hardly worth mentioning it. However, by puncturing the sky as an undivided space with this truism, the artist makes us aware that it is an existential and universally shared truth.

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