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Elevator to the Subcontinent: GIGI SCARIA

1-4 February, 2024

India Art Fair Grounds

Step into Gigi Scaria’s ‘elevator’ to travel through the various social strata that make up an Indian megalopolis. Through video projections that move along the sides of a fabricated elevator, the artist takes us up through the domestic spaces of vastly different kinds of people, finally leading to an open terrace looking out to a cityscape of rooftops. As we move up the world, we see scenes of the harsh realities and inequalities of the city, exposing the paradoxes of urban life. Inspired by the artist’s move to New Delhi from his native Kerala in the late 1990s, Elevator to the Subcontinent was conceptualised and created for the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011.