Subodh Gupta's Seventy-Foot Boat Drifts into a fluorescent-lit gallery space

Inspired by the work of the 13th century Persian poet, Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, Subodh Gupta's sculpture titled "What does the vessel contain, that the river does not" is a traditional fishing boat from Kerala, India that measures over 20 metres filling the center of the gallery space.The boat is filled with chairs, beds, window frames, fishing nets, plastic jars, cans, an old radio, cooking pots and pans, suitcases and a bicycle. Via the official press release: The sculpture evokes the conflicting feelings of belonging and displacement, movement and stability, and explores the liminal space between these states of being. The boat is on view at Hauser & Wirth in London through July 27.

 Find out more about Subodh Gupta's work here.

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Images courtesy of Hauser & Wirth.