The exhibition My East is Your West was a collateral event of the 56th Venice Biennale. It was commissioned by The Gujral Foundation. It united for the first time at the Biennale the historically conflicting nations of India and Pakistan in a space shared by artists from both countries. Shilpa Gupta (Mumbai) and Rashid Rana (Lahore) presented a new series of works at the Palazzo Benzon situated in the centre of Venice on the Grand Canal. This presentation provided a unique platform for artists from South Asia to enter into a dialogue through the arts representing the Indian subcontinent as one region.