Item #407454 Museum Bhavan. Dayanita SINGH.
Museum Bhavan
Museum Bhavan
Museum Bhavan
Museum Bhavan
Museum Bhavan
Museum Bhavan

Museum Bhavan

Göttingen: Steidl, 2017. First edition, signed by the photographer inside the cover of the box. 10 volumes: 9 accordion form photographic volumes in blue printed wrappers and one text volume in orange printed wrappers. Each 13.7 x 9 cm. Together 298 pages, 241 images. Text in English. In the original clamshell box. Item #407454
ISBN: 9783958291614

"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" (the publisher).

Price: $800.00

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