Dayanita Singh: Museum of Shedding




For Dayanita Singh photography is simply a starting point rather than an end in itself. Her work constantly pushes the boundaries of the form, examining how we might display and thereby think about the photographic image. Most notable are her experiments in bookmaking as well as her portable ‘museums’; large wooden structures that can be placed and opened in various configurations, each holding varying numbers of images within what she has termed “photo-architecture.”

Museum of Shedding is even more emphatically architectural than Singh’s previous Museums. It is a space which we can imagine the curator of the museum occupying. There is a bed, a desk, a bench, a table, a stool, and storage for the museum’s collection. This collection consists of black and white photographs of architecture; images of temples, hotels, and palaces as well as more humble domestic spaces. Some of these are ancient, some contemporary, but they are all linked by an austere, pared-down beauty.

Duration 18 November 2016 - 13 January 2017
Times Tuesday to Friday 10am—6pm | Saturday 11am—5pm or by appointment
Cost
Venue Frith Street Gallery
Address 17-18 Golden Square, London, W1F 9JJ
Contact 020 7494 1550 / info@frithstreetgallery.com / www.frithstreetgallery.com

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