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Dayanita Singh: Museum Bhavan

Dayanita Singh: Museum Bhavan

Author: Dayanita Singh
$135.00(AUD)  inc GST
In Museum Bhavan Dayanita Singh creates a new space between publishing and the museum, an experience where books have the same if not greater artistic value than prints hanging on a gallery wall. Consisting of nine individual "museums" in book form, Museum Bhavan is a miniature version of Singh's traveling exhibition of the same name whose prints are placed in folding expanding wooden structures (her "photo-architecture"), which she likes to interchange at will.

The images in Museum Bhavan-old and new, intriguingly literal and suggestive-have been intuitively grouped into lyrical chapters in a visual story such as "Little Ladies Museum" and "Ongoing Museum," as well as more specific series like "Museum of Machines." Following her Sent a Letter (2008), the starting point for this project, the books are housed in a handmade box and fold out into accordion-like strips which Singh encourages viewers to install and curate as they wish in their own homes. The exhibition thus becomes a book, and the book becomes an exhibition.

Photography, at its best, speaks where words cannot go. Dayanita Singh
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General Fields

  • : 9783958291614
  • : Steidl Publishers
  • : Steidl Verlag
  • : 137mm X 90mm
  • : Germany
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Dayanita Singh
  • : Hardback
  • : 271
  • : 241 illustrations