4. Subodh Gupta (*1964), Giant Leap of Faith, 2008

For Gupta, who has for over a decade represented the dynamism of the Indian artistic scene, as for his Chinese counterparts Ai Weiwei or Chen Zhen, the point is to mix a Western cultural form (here, for example, Constantin Brancusi’s Endless Column) with objects coming from traditional ethnic practices (the bucket and anodized metal). The meeting of these two universes produces the synthetic, hybrid forms which run through the artist’s work, but also our globalized society.

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