Book design by Dayanita Singh and Gerhard Steidl
Book editing by Dayanita Singh and Walter Keller
11 x 12.8 in. / 28 x 32.5 cm
Clothbound hardcover with a tipped-in photo on the front and back
EUR 48.00 / GBP 40.00 / US$ 65.00
– Teju Cole, NYT BEST PHOTOBOOKS OF 2015
Dayanita Singh’s Museum of Chance is a book about how life unfolds, and asks to be recorded and edited, along and off the axis of time. The inscrutably woven photographic sequence of Singh’s Go Away Closer has now grown into a labyrinth of connections and correspondences. The thread through this novel like web of happenings is that elusive entity called Chance. It is Chance that seems to disperse as well as gather fragments or clusters of experience, creating a form of simultaneity that is realised in the idea and matter of the book, with its interlaced or parallel timelines and patterns of recurrence and return. The eighty-eight quadratone images in the book will also appear on the front and back covers in random pairs, transforming each copy of the book into a distinct piece of work by the author.
– Dayanita Singh