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Title

From here to there and back again

2009

Artist

Sudarshan Shetty

India

1961 –

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    India
    Date
    2009
    Media categories
    Installation , Sculpture
    Materials used
    wood, suitcases, motor
    Dimensions
    275.0 x 183.0 x 183.0 cm :

    a - wooden panel, 91.5 x 140 x 6.5 cm

    b - wooden panel, 91.5 x 140 x 6.5 cm

    c - wooden panel, 91 x 140 x 6.5 cm

    d - wooden panel, 91 x 140 x 6.5 cm

    e - wooden panel, 91 x 140 x 6.3 cm

    f - wooden panel, 91.5 x 139.5 x 6.3 cm

    g - wooden panel, 91.5 x 140 x 6.3 cm

    h - wooden panel, 91.5 x 139.5 x 6.3 cm

    i - wooden panel, 90 x 62 x 6.5 cm

    j - wooden panel, 90 x 62 x 6.5 cm

    k - wooden panel, 90 x 62 x 6.5 cm

    l - wooden panel, 90 x 62 x 6.5 cm

    m - wooden table, 42 x 69 cm

    n - rectangular wooden panel, 60.5 x 43.3 x 1.5 cm

    o - suitcase 1, 78.5 x 54 x 32.5 cm

    p - suitcase 2, 78.5 x 54 x 32.5 cm

    q - suitcase 3, 78.5 x 54 x 32.5 cm

    r - suitcase 4, 78.5 x 54 x 32.5 cm

    s - suitcase 5, 78.5 x 54 x 32.5 cm

    t - suitcase 6, 78.5 x 54 x 32.5 cm

    u - motor

    Credit
    Purchased with the support of the Indian Travellers’ Fund, Roger Pietri Fund, Gene Sherman AM and Brian Sherman AM, Geoff Ainsworth AM and Johanna Featherstone 2017
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    537.2017.a-u
    Copyright
    © Sudarshan Shetty
    Artist information
    Sudarshan Shetty

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    The sculpture’s panels of finely carved scrolling floral and foliate designs are reminiscent of enlarged Indian wooden carvings and perforated jali screens used in architecture, particularly Mughal architecture, to let in light and air while offering protection from heat and prying eyes.

    In 'From here to there and back again' a central stack of suitcases is partially concealed by the perforated dome. The shape of the dome follows the proportions of lingas and linga covers prominent in Hindu art, where they are usually associated with the god Shiva whose aniconic representation takes the form of a phallus (linga).

    Sudarshan Shetty is known for his work in painting, installation, video and assemblage and has been included in a wide range of significant international exhibitions including 'Paris-Delhi-Bombay' at the Pompidou, Paris, in 2011 and 'Contemplating the void' at the Guggenheim, New York, in 2010 as well as at the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum and Tate Modern. He was curator and artistic director of the third Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016-17.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    India

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition