Dayanita Singh: Dancing with My Camera

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Accompanying Singh’s first touring retrospective, this survey includes previously unseen early works, favorite series and new montages

The internationally acclaimed photographer Dayanita Singh often describes herself as a “book artist.” Accordingly, Singh was closely involved in the making of this magnificent exhibition catalog, which accompanies a major touring retrospective of Singh’s work, curated by Stephanie Rosenthal for the Gropius Bau.
The most comprehensive publication yet published on Singh’s photographic art, it includes a series of long-form and short-form scholarly essays, full-color reproductions and installation images. The texts situate Singh’s work in relation to topics such as Indian classical music, photographic lineages and traditions, conceptions of the archive, choreography and the economies of reproduction.
Presenting every important phase in the photographer’s oeuvre, Dancing with My Camera 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.
Dayanita Singh (born 1961) is one of today’s most important photographers. Her solo exhibitions have been held at MMK, Frankfurt; Hayward Gallery, London; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; and the Art Institute of Chicago.



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Stephanie Rosenthal (Editor), Dayanita Singh (Photographer), Teju Cole (Contributor), Kajri Jain (Contributor), Ahona Palchoudhuri (Contributor), Thomas Weski (Contributor), Christophe Gallois (Contributor), Ana Mendes (Contributor), Claire Molloy (Contributor)


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