Art in Focus: “Indian Ocean Current” with Professors María de los Ángeles Picone and Sylvia Sellers-García

The McMullen Student Ambassadors are pleased to present Art in Focus, featuring an informal discussion between professors from various academic departments at Boston College. With each new episode, we aim to uncover a unique perspective on the works on display, informed by research and methodologies in areas of study across the University. Each conversation will bring the exhibition’s works “into focus” to highlight art’s expansive reach and interdisciplinary nature.

The following podcast is the third of four episodes in the Art in Focus series, where we explore different themes and artwork from the “Indian Ocean Current: Six Artistic Narratives” exhibition.  For this episode, we have invited Professors María de los Ángeles Picone and Sylvia Sellers-García of the History Department to speak on art created by Shilpa Gupta. They discuss how their work on Latin America and borders intersects with Gupta’s installation and wall drawing pieces, the Speaking Wall and Untitled (There Is No Border Here).

Untitled (There Is No Border Here), 2005–06
wall drawing with self-adhesive tape, 118 x 118 in.
Copyright Shilpa Gupta, courtesy of the artist and Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, and La Habana

Speaking Wall, 2009–10
interactive sensor-based sound installation: LCD screen, bricks, headphones, 8:00 interaction loop, 118 x 118 x 118 in.
Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar
Copyright Shilpa Gupta, courtesy of the artist and Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Beijing, Les Moulins, and La Habana
Photo: Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar

If you did not have the chance to catch our trailer for this podcast on social media. You can watch it here!

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