10 x 5 m
WE CHANGE EACH OTHER (2023) is a monumental light installation whose text appears in various languages including Arabic, English and Hindi. This play on languages translates Shilpa Gupta’s questioning of unity and amalgamation of cultures in a world where various human beings come into contact with each other.
WE CHANGE EACH OTHER reflects the artist’s interest in flux within interpersonal spaces, whether it be intergenerational or shaped by religion, politics, or gender. By interweaving local languages in a poetic fashion, Gupta highlights the hegemonic power of language, its historical past and mutations.
We Change Each Other, 2017-2023 ©Shilpa Gupta
Commissioned by RCRC and Riyadh Art