Pothi Box is the second publication of Spontaneous Books, New Delhi.
With Spontaneous Books, Dayanita Singh is able to build books and book-objects as and when the Chance to do so arises, as and when material asks to be gathered and as and when the opportunity to disseminate the work presents itself.
Such is the case with the Pothi Box, an unbound book of 30 image cards held together in a wooden structure. It is meant to be hung on a wall or placed as an object on a table. The structure has been built to allow the collector to change the front image as often as they like. The image cards, however, exist as a set of 30 and are not meant to be separated from each other or the box.
Pothi Box has been published in an edition of 360 and is available only in its exhibition format. It is to be acquired directly off the wall. In this way the exhibition disappears with time and when all the boxes are sold, the edition and exhibition are over.
Dayanita Singh – Grant Johnson, Art Forum, 30 November 2018
The Photobook as Art Object – James Estrin, New York Times (BLink), 08 October 2018
The Book Object as Exhibition, an Interview with Dayanita Singh – Harg Vartanian, Hyperallergic, 01 November 2018
Dayanita Singh: Pop-Up Bookshop / My Offset World at Callicoon Fine Arts – Eric Miles, Photograph