b. 1961, India
Dayanita Singh’s art uses photography to reflect and expand on the ways in which we relate to photographic images. Her recent works, drawn from her extensive photographic oeuvre, are a series of mobile museums that allow her images to be endlessly edited, sequenced, archived and displayed. Stemming from Singh’s interest in the archive, the museums present her photographs as interconnected bodies of work that are replete with both poetic and narrative possibilities. Publishing is also a significant part of the artist’s practice: in her books, often published without text, Singh extends her experiments on alternate forms of producing and viewing photographs.
Pothi Khana, 2018
30 hinged teak structures, 80 black and white and 20 colour inkjet prints, 6 stools. 53 x 53 x 45 cm (each structure), 40.6 x 40.6 cm (each photograph, framed), 41.2 x 44 x 44 cm (each stool)