Saffronart and the Mushroom Cloud

The Saffronart Team on the newly installed ‘Line of Control’, Subodh Gupta’s massive installation at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, DLF South Court Mall, New Delhi.

New Delhi: It took 80 man hours, about 3 dozen men, unimaginable logistical effort, and superb execution to erect the largest mushroom in the country. The 40 foot ceiling in the mall’s atrium left little room to manoeuvre while piecing together the work. The entire installation, one of Gupta’s largest weighs 26 tons and measures 36×36 feet. When completed it left barely a foot and a half to spare around it in the mall’s atrium. The week long installation process, however, was a visual treat for visitors to the mall…

Chandrashekhar Poojari and Haresh Jiandani from Saffronart spent a week with the rest of the team from the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, and John and Sam from Art Transport­­­­­­­­­, the company that was hired to put this installation together. The result was a perfectly executed chrome plated structure of pots, pans, plates, bowls, ladles, spoons, tiffin boxes, sieves, and saucers – the Line of Control.

Watch the video:

Read more about this installation

Read more about Subodh’s Tate Britain show

Watch Gupta talk about LOC :

Subodh Gupta will be showcasing another public installation, Et tu, Duchamp? at the inaugural Frieze Art Fair in New York, next week. Watch this space for an exclusive from Randall Island’s Park, Manhattan, New York.

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