Daniela Zyman (Ed.)
Internationally recognized artist Amar Kanwar’s work presents poetic and complex contemporary narratives in which intimate personal experience is linked to farreaching social and political developments in India. The exhibition and ongoing research project The Sovereign Forest consists of film, seeds and ephemera and was a collaboration between Indian artists, institutions and activists exploring the social and environmental impact of mining on the local community of Odisha. The ambitious catalog attempts to reopen and deepen discussions posed in the exhibition by bringing together a variety of voices from academic and activist backgrounds, factual and intimate narratives and interviews, images and documents. Equally, these complex and varied narratives help to unfold a multiplicity of testimonies on an obscured and intricate conflict. This project was represented at Documenta 13 and is in the collection of numerous museums such as the Guggenheim and the Art Institute Chicago.
Exhibition catalog / Softcover / 7 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches
316 pp / 135 color
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