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Dayanita Singh

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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 works that are replete with both poetic and narrative possibilities. Publishing, is also a significant part of the artist’s practice. These books, which are often published without text, are Dayanita’s experiments on alternate forms of producing and viewing photographs. Dayanita was born in Delhi in 1961 and studied at the National Institute of Design. She has published 12 books and has had several solo shows in museums and galleries, in India and internationally.

Artist Statement
‘Master Jee’ is a collaboration with choreographer Mark Morris. These images of Saroj Khan, the legendary Bollywood dance choreographer, were made in the early 90s. The images were so sumptuous, Dayanita was never sure what form they should take. When Mark Morris was curating the White Light Festival in 2016, he asked for a work to go into the exhibition. That is when Dayanita, sent him all the images of Saroj Khan and asked him to pace and sequence them to the music of his choosing.

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