This Photographer Wants To Put A Museum In Your Pocket #ArtTuesday
The photographer Dayanita Singh is reimagining how photography is viewed. She wants the viewer to be the curator of her work with pocket sized museums. Via NPR:
In her latest exhibition, Museum Bhavan, Singh set out to recreate the tactile experience of leafing through an old family album. Instead of a brick-and-mortar space, her galleries are housed in a small box you can purchase at a bookstore. Each box contains nine slim accordion books that expand into a 7.5-foot-long gallery of black and white photographs. The images are drawn from across Singh’s career, and feature characters and themes from her previous collections in new storylines. Singh calls them portable “pocket museums.”
“I’m inviting you — you — to be the curator of my work,” she says. “And certainly when you have an exhibition of my work in your house, it’s a great privilege for me. It’s a privilege to be in a museum, but it’s also a privilege to be in a domestic space.”
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