Dayanita Singh

Dancing with my Camera
Dayanita Singh: Dancing with my Camera
Publisher: Hatje Cantz, Berlin, 2022
Dimensions: 24 x 18 cm
Pages: 248
ISBN: 978-7757-5175-9
£ 40.00

The internationally acclaimed artist Dayanita Singh often describes herself as a 'book artist'. Singh was closely involved in the making of this exhibition catalogue, which accompanies the major touring retrospective of Singh’s work, curated by Stephanie Rosenthal for the Gropius-Bau. The most comprehensive publication to date about Singh’s art, it includes a series of scholarly long-form and short-form essays, full-color reproductions, and installation images. The texts situate Singh’s work in relation to topics such as Indian classical music, traditions of the photographic, imaginations of the archive, choreography and economies of reproduction. Presenting every important phase in the artist’s oeuvre, it also enters Singh’s archive to include never-before-seen early works from the 1980s, a new series of montages and the works Let’s see, Museum of Chance, Museum of Shedding, I am as I am, Go Away Closer and Box 507, among others.


Exhibition: Dayanita Singh: Dancing with my Camera, Gropius Bau, Berlin, 18 March–7 August 2022; Museum Villa Stuck, Munich, 20 October 2022–19 March 2023; MUDAM Luxembourg, 12 May–10 September 2023 and Museum Serralves, Porto, February–June 2024.


Editor: Stephanie Rosenthal,

Contributors: Stephanie Rosenthal, Michael Buhrs, Bettina Steinbrügge, Philippe Vergne, text(s) by Michael Buhrs, Teju Cole, Cristophe Gallois, Kajri Jain, Ana Cristina Mendes, Clare Molloy, Ahona Palchoudhuri, Helena Pereña, Stephanie Rosenthal, Sabine Schmid, Thomas Weski, Christoph Wiesner

Graphic Design: Rukminee Guha Thakurta