The V&A has unveiled When Soak Becomes Spill, a major new installation by leading Indian contemporary artist Subodh Gupta, as part of the start of the Festival of India.
The work, created especially for the V&A as part of the India Festival, features a stainless steel bucket standing six metres high and overflowing with hundreds of pots, pans, containers and cooking implements. The vast sculpture is on display on Exhibition Road, outside the Museum.
The V&A is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Museum’s Nehru Gallery, which displays some of the most important objects from the V&A’s South Asian art collection produced between the 16th and 19th centuries.
Exhibitions over the next few months include: The Fabric of India will explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India, spanning from the 3rd century to the present day.
With Bejewelled Treasures, The Al Thani Collection, another exhibition (21 November 2015 – 28 March 2016), explores the broad themes of tradition and modernity in Indian jewellery.
Additionally, the V&A holds a remarkable collection of 19th century Indian musical instruments. These are the subject of a project carried out in partnership with Darbar Arts Culture Heritage Trust.
To find out more about the Festival of India, click here.