Line of Control by Subodh Gupta

Taking a cue from the devastating effects of nuclear warfare, New Delhi based artist Subodh Gupta's installation 'Line of Control' mirrors the appearance of a mushroom cloud, much like the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Made from ordinary kitchen utensils, the sculptural installation is imposing and dramatic. The artist explains, that whilst his predominant influence for this project was from Japanese disasters, he couldn't help but draw a parallel to the Indian-Pakastani border, "in 1999 I made the first drawing of a mushroom cloud when India and Pakistan were on the brink of a nuclear war. They were having conversations like how many people were going to die if India used its nuclear power. It chilled my heart."

Thursday, July 12, 2012