The exhibition was the first of a series of exhibitions curated by Tasneem Zakaria Mehta titled ‘Engaging Traditions’, which invites artists to respond to the Museum’s collection, history and archives. Shetty's work questions the premise of the Museum, any museum, its existence and the aura of authority it exudes.
In the Museum's central atrium, standing in front of the statue of Prince Albert, was a life-size gilded sculpture depicting a toppled statue of the artist on a worn out pedestal. Mechanically linked to the statue was a coin-box, which would act as counter weight and would gradually resurrect the statue as enough coins were put into it.
All artworks courtesy Sudarshan Shetty from the exhibition, 'This too shall pass' at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai (September 25, 2010 - October 31, 2010)