Subodh Gupta
Everyday 2009

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Subodh Gupta born 1964
Date 2009
Medium Stainless steel on marble base
Dimensions Displayed: 800 x 2400 x 2400 mm
Acquisition Presented by Iwan and Manuela Wirth 2010
Not on display

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Everyday presents a collection of stainless steel kitchen items such as spatulas, pots, buckets and containers. The tray is an enlarged plate and the objects are placed to one side just as rice is often placed upon the plate as an accompaniment to traditional dishes such as dhal. Gupta, who was born into a poor rural community, sees these objects as part of the everyday make-up of India. ‘The poor, the middle classes and the rich use them at home’, he explains. ‘In this country, how many people have the utensils but they starve because there is no food?’

July 2015

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