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Dhaka Art Summit
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
5 – 8 February 2016
10am – 9 pm every day, free entry
For the 2016 edition of the Dhaka Art Summit Dayanita Singh will be presenting the Museum of Chance Book Object. The Solo Projects, curated by Samdani Art Foundation Artistic Director Diana Campbell Betancourt, will include thirteen newly commissioned works and four works reconfigured within the Bangladeshi context, reflecting the productive nature of DAS. The solo projects will celebrate pluralism and look at the continuum of birth and experience in becoming an individual.
Read more at http://dayanitasingh.com/content/book-object-dhaka-art-summit
In Conversation: Hans Ulrich Obrist and Dayanita Singh
to launch TAKE Photography – Materialise/Dematerialise (Volume 2, Issue 1)
February 6th, 2016
1:30 – 2 pm
Venue: VIP Lounge (1st Floor)
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
Study #13: Every Word Unmade
David Roberts Art Foundation (DRAF)
29 January – 5 March 2016
Study #13 presents for the first time in London Fiona Banner’s seminal work Every Word Unmade (2007), a series of 26 metre-high neon letters together comprising an upper-case alphabet hand made by the artist. The work is explored in-depth in a new text by Emily King written especially for the exhibition, and installed alongside a selection of key language and light works by Banner including Full Stop (1997), Beagle Punctuation (2013) and her recent series of Full Stop Beanbags (2015).
World Premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam
Screenings from 28 January – 6 February 2016
Frith Street gallery is delighted to announce Fiona Tan’s first feature-length film, History’s Future, will have its World Premiere tomorrow at the Rotterdam Film Festival. The film will open the festival and screen in official competition for the Hivos Tiger Awards.
Tan’s screenplay, written with renowned film critic Jonathan Romney, stars Mark O’Halloran (Calvary), Denis Lavant (Holy Motors, Beau Travail) and Johanna ter Steege (Spoorloos, Tirza). Part fiction, part documentary and partly an essay probing the world of today, History’s Future is about a man’s odyssey through the turbulence of Europe – and his own spirit.
20 January – 20 March 2016
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Can a book be both a book and an exhibition? And can a book, shown on a wall as a work, also become a catalogue of its very exhibition? With Museum of Chance (Steidl 2014) Dayanita Singh has achieved all of this, creating a work that is simultaneously a book, an art object, an exhibition and a catalogue. A book with 88 images and a short text by Aveek Sen, Museum of Chance transforms into a book-object and exhibition when its 88 different covers are placed inside specially constructed wooden structures and displayed on a wall. In placing the book directly onto the wall in this way, Singh departs from simply just showing edition prints framed on a wall, turning the book itself into the art object: a work to be valued, looked at and read as such, rather than being simply regarded as a gathering of photographic reproductions.
Conversation Chambers: Museum Bhavan
18 December 2015 – 31 May 2016
Opening Thursday 17 December, 7pm
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Delhi
Dayanita Singh’s Museum Bhavan is a collection of nine of the artist’s mobile museums which will be shown for the first time in India at KNMA. Singh’s museums are built to expand and contract; their structures hide smaller museums and the images from which they are composed continuously grow. Each museum has its own reserve collection from which the constellation of displayed images can be changed. At KNMA Dayanita Singh will be curator in residence for four months and will engage in a conversation with the Museum Bhavan collection. Singh describes this as a living exhibition which will wax and wane over its course.
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