Sudarshan Shetty, Untitled, 2006, prosthetic hands, steel pipe, motor mechanical device, 59 x 2 1/2".

New Delhi


Devi Art Foundation
Sirpur House, Sector 44, Plot 39
August 27–December 27, 2011

Curated by Girish Shahane

Though conceived to survey notions of domestic space, “HomeSpun” features some of South Asia’s leading globe-trotters, including Subodh Gupta, Rashid Rana, and Sudarshan Shetty, among more than two dozen others. Drawn from the Lekha and Anupam Poddar Collection, the show’s works are divided into three sections. The first explores the double edge of security and anxiety that today marks the physical and emotional dimensions of “home.” The second—billed as an “apartment on acid”—riffs on the quirky banalities of daily life. And the last situates art in a succession of rooms meant to evoke housing types as disparate as grand European palaces and Mumbai’s working- class chawls. Continuing the reliably inventive and diverse roster of shows at Devi, “HomeSpun” promises a new take on many Indian artists who have recently become as familiar abroad as at home.