Dayanita Singh, ‘Mona, Mother, Mohun and the FILEROOM’, 2016, Tate
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Dayanita Singh

Mona, Mother, Mohun and the FILEROOM, 2016

Fileroom books, wooden frame, archival prints
13 4/5 × 10 3/5 × 2 2/5 in
35 × 27 × 6 cm
Edition of 100
.
£650
Location
London
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Dayanita Singh created Mona, Mother, Mohun and the FILEROOM, 2016 to celebrate and support the …

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Dayanita Singh
Indian, b. 1961
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Dayanita Singh, a self-described “bookmaker who works with photography,” is best known for her portraits of India’s urban elite and middle class. In making her books, she approaches each series as a total narrative rather than a compilation of individual experiences. One of the most significant Indian photographers of her generation, Singh established her reputation working primarily in black-and-white, though she has recently turned to lush color photography to investigate the play of light and shadow in un-peopled, anonymous spaces. In “Dream Villa” (2010), Singh explores the way the night transforms everyday experiences into something sinister and mysterious. She traveled back to the urban spaces that she has previously explored in black-and-white photography and reinvestigated them in color, capturing heavy shadows, rich hues, and eerie light effects that imbue the works with an element of fantasy.

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Dayanita Singh created Mona, Mother, Mohun and the FILEROOM, 2016 to celebrate and support the opening of the Blavatnik building at Tate Modern in 2016. The edition of 100 uses two File Room books, each with an archival print pasted onto the dark green cover. The books are presented in a bespoke wooden frame with …

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Dayanita Singh
Indian, b. 1961
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Dayanita Singh, a self-described “bookmaker who works with photography,” is best known for her portraits of India’s urban elite and middle class. In making her books, she approaches each series as a total narrative rather than a compilation of individual experiences. One of the most significant Indian photographers of her generation, Singh established her reputation working primarily in black-and-white, though she has recently turned to lush color photography to investigate the play of light and shadow in un-peopled, anonymous spaces. In “Dream Villa” (2010), Singh explores the way the night transforms everyday experiences into something sinister and mysterious. She traveled back to the urban spaces that she has previously explored in black-and-white photography and reinvestigated them in color, capturing heavy shadows, rich hues, and eerie light effects that imbue the works with an element of fantasy.

Dayanita Singh

Mona, Mother, Mohun and the FILEROOM, 2016

Fileroom books, wooden frame, archival prints
13 4/5 × 10 3/5 × 2 2/5 in
35 × 27 × 6 cm
Edition of 100
.
£650
Location
London
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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