Softcover in slipcase
9 x 13.7 cm
Number of items: 10
1. Edition 04/2017
€ 75.00 incl. VAT
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.
Museum of the Future: Portable and Personal – Jordan G. Teicher, The New York Times, 22 May 2017
Museum of Chance: Inside the world of Dayanita Singh – Poonam Saxena, The Hindustan Times, 2 July 2017
She is bringing the museum into our homes – Avantika Bhuyan, Rediff, 3 July 2017
New Ideas in Photo Book Making: Dayanita Singh’s “Museum Bhavan” – Conor Risch, Photo District News, 19 July 2017
Book Review: Museum Bhavan – Adam Bell, photo-eye BLOG, 27 July 2017
Change is a Constant – Shailaja Tripathi, the Hindu, 03 August 2017
Dayanita Singh’s New Museum of Photographs is Actually a Set of Books – Zinna Roy Chaudhari, scroll.in, 05 August 2017
Unsettling the Museum – Damini Ralleigh, The Indian Express, 07 August 2017