File Room

by Dayanita Singh


Photographs: Dayanita Singh

Text: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Aveek Sen

Publisher: Steidl

88 pages

Year: 2013

ISBN: 9783869305424

Price: 34

Comments: clothbound hardcover and comes in different colors from light grey to beige; English; Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 2014 (konzeptionell-künstlerische Fotobände)

Dayanita Singh’s photos of archives and their custodians across India examine how memory is made and how history is narrated. These images bring to light the paradox of archives: they are impersonal in their classifications, yet each is the careful handiwork of an individual archivist, an unsung keeper of history whose decisions generate the sources of much of our knowledge. Archives are vessels of orthodox fact but can also be the home of neglected details and forgotten documents than can unfix the status quo. As the pace of change in contemporary India accelerates and Indians turn from the past and fix their gaze on the future, what will become of the archive? Singh prompts us to imagine archives as not merely documents of dusty scholarship but as monuments of knowledge, beautiful in their unkempt order.


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File Room

by Dayanita Singh


Photographs: Dayanita Singh

Text: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Aveek Sen

Publisher: Steidl

88 pages

Year: 2013

ISBN: 9783869305424

Price: 34

Comments: clothbound hardcover and comes in different colors from light grey to beige; English; Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 2014 (konzeptionell-künstlerische Fotobände)

Dayanita Singh’s photos of archives and their custodians across India examine how memory is made and how history is narrated. These images bring to light the paradox of archives: they are impersonal in their classifications, yet each is the careful handiwork of an individual archivist, an unsung keeper of history whose decisions generate the sources of much of our knowledge. Archives are vessels of orthodox fact but can also be the home of neglected details and forgotten documents than can unfix the status quo. As the pace of change in contemporary India accelerates and Indians turn from the past and fix their gaze on the future, what will become of the archive? Singh prompts us to imagine archives as not merely documents of dusty scholarship but as monuments of knowledge, beautiful in their unkempt order.


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more books tagged »black and white« | >> see all

more books tagged »archive« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com

File Room

by Dayanita Singh


Photographs: Dayanita Singh

Text: Hans Ulrich Obrist, Aveek Sen

Publisher: Steidl

88 pages

Year: 2013

ISBN: 9783869305424

Price: 34

Comments: clothbound hardcover and comes in different colors from light grey to beige; English; Deutscher Fotobuchpreis 2014 (konzeptionell-künstlerische Fotobände)

Dayanita Singh’s photos of archives and their custodians across India examine how memory is made and how history is narrated. These images bring to light the paradox of archives: they are impersonal in their classifications, yet each is the careful handiwork of an individual archivist, an unsung keeper of history whose decisions generate the sources of much of our knowledge. Archives are vessels of orthodox fact but can also be the home of neglected details and forgotten documents than can unfix the status quo. As the pace of change in contemporary India accelerates and Indians turn from the past and fix their gaze on the future, what will become of the archive? Singh prompts us to imagine archives as not merely documents of dusty scholarship but as monuments of knowledge, beautiful in their unkempt order.


more books tagged »Indian« | >> see all

more books tagged »black and white« | >> see all

more books tagged »archive« | >> see all

A collector's choice by josefchladek.com