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There is no border here

© the artist. Photo credit: Shilpa Gupta

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Text work, consisting of letters made from vinyl tape to form the shape of a flag, to a design supplied by the artist.

The yearning, lyrical text of Gupta's pattern poem underlines the abstract nature of border divisions. The high-visibility tape from which the letters are made draws attention to a more violent aspect of border politics, reminding us of security measures in the era of September 11th, the War on Terror and the 2008 attack on Mumbai. It is emblazoned with its own text, 'THERE IS NO BORDER HERE': high hopes or politically spun doublespeak?

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Bristol


Date

2006

Medium

high visibility tape

Measurements

H 118.1 x W 118.1 x D (?) cm

Accession number

K6389

Acquisition method

gift from the Art Fund under Art Fund International, 2011

Work type

Mural


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