Smack in the middle of Exhibition Road, outside of the V&A Museum in London, sits a metallic, monumental sculpture. The sculpture consists of one large bucket with what appears to be hundreds of smaller items pouring out over the top. These elements are a conglomeration of pots and pans of varying sizes. Created by contemporary Indian artist Subodh Gupta, this sculpture toys with the world’s desire for consumer goods. But at what cost?
The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is celebrating India in an event called the India Festival. The main exhibition, The Fabric of India, is part of this jubilee and is on view until January 10. The show details the elaborate processes of creating Indian textiles such as dying, looming and wood block printing as well as its products including courtly garments, religious textiles and contemporary sari’s. The Festival of India includes curator talks, Indian storytelling, jewelry design and a jazz performance. For a full list of activities visit http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/v/v-and-a-india-festival-events/