First long term Museum loan


Lending works from the Tiroche DeLeon Collection to major museums around the world has always been a core part of our mission and value creation strategy. So far, our loans have been temporary loans to single exhibitions or travelling shows with duration of up to 18 months.

We are very pleased to announce our first long-term, 7 year loan, of Shilpa Gupta’s stunning work from 2010, “I Keep Falling At You”, to the ZKM - Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany. This is Gupta’s secod work to incorporate thousands of microphones into massive floating black structures that speak to the audience rather than capturing sound. It was made as a site specific installation for Shilpa's solo exhibition at the Blandy Castle in France in 2010. The first work in this series titled "Singing Cloud" was made in 2008-2009 and belongs to the collection of the Louisiana Museum in Denmark. A third work from 2013 "Untitled" is currently on view at the Faurschou Foundation in Copenhagen, until June 14th.

Shilpa Gupta, I keep falling at you, 2010Shilpa Gupta, I keep falling at you, 2010
Object built with thousands of microphones and multi-channel audio, 380 x 200 x 130 cm.

We acquired the work during our inaugural trip to India in January 2011 and it has since been one of the cornerstones of our collection. It has been exhibited extensively at the following venues:

  • Shilpa Gupta” - Solo Show, Blandy Castle, France, June - October 2010
  • Shilpa Gupta” - Solo Show, OK Centrum, Linz, Austria, November 2010 - January 2011
  • India Highway IV”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon, France, February - July 2011
  • Inner Voices”, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan, July - November 2011
  • Sound Art. Klang als Medium der Kunst”, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany, March 2012 - January 2013

After the termination of the Sound Art exhibition at the ZKM, we started corresponding about a possible acquisition of the work for the Museum’s collection, but soon agreed on a long term loan instead. We have reserved the right to borrow the work back for temporary exhibitions.

The Tiroche DeLeon Collection greatly appreciates Shilpa Gupta and believes she is one of India’s most outstanding contemporary artists. As testimony, we acquired three additional works by Shilpa in 2012.

Shilpa Gupta WORKSShilpa Gupta, Heat Book, 2009 / 01:14.9, 2012 / Blind Stars Stars Blind, 2008

We are proud that Shilpa was selected by curator Renzo Dubbini for a group exhibition at the forthcoming Venice Biennale in May/June, Padiglione Venezia at the Biennale Giardini.

Shilpa Gupta on Art Vantage:

“I appreciate Art Vantage's willingness to generously share the works from their collection. First they lend a large work to the Kanazawa Museum in Japan and now agreed to a long term loan to the ZKM.. Really glad to be able to share and exhibit the work in different institutions.”

Shilpa Gupta Biography

Shilpa Gupta portraitShilpa Gupta (b.1976) lives and works in Mumbai, India where she has studied sculpture at the Sir J. J. School of Fine Arts from 1992 to 1997.
Gupta creates artwork using interactive video, websites, objects, photographs, sound and public performances to probe and examine subversively such themes as desire, religion, notions of security on the street and on the imagined border. She had her first museum solo show at Contemporary Art Center in Cincinnati in 2010 followed by a solo at Castle Blandy in France.

In 2011, OK Center for Contemporary Art in Linz, Austria held a ten year survey show of her practice. She has had gallery solos with Gallerie Yvon Lambert, Paris, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, and at the public gallery, Lalit Kala Akademie hosted Vadehra Gallery, New Delhi.

Shilpa has been invited to the Younger Than Jesus Triennale at New Museum, New York; Lyon Biennale ‘09 curated by Hou Hanru; Gwangju Biennale ‘08 directed by Okwui Enwezor and curated by Ranjit Hoskote; Yokohama Triennale ‘08 curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist; Liverpool Biennale ‘06 curated by Gerardo Mosquera and biennales at Auckland, Seoul, Havana, Sydney and Shanghai. Her work has been shown in leading international institutions and museums such as the Tate Modern, Serpentine Gallery, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Daimler Chrysler Contemporary, Mori Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New Museum, Chicago Cultural Center, Louisiana Museum and Devi Art Foundation in Gurgaon amongst others. Her work is the collections of Asia Society, Daimler Chrysler, Mori Museum, Fukuoka Museum, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Kramlich Collection, Caixa Foundation, Fonds National d'Art Contemporain - France, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Deutsche Bank, Hauser & Wirth, Jerusalem Museum, Devi Foundation besides other public and private collections in India and abroad.