Amar Kanwar: The Sovereign Forest in collaboration with Sudhir Pattnaik/Samadrusti and Sherna Dastur

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Title

Amar Kanwar: The Sovereign Forest in collaboration with Sudhir Pattnaik/Samadrusti and Sherna Dastur

Description

Amar Kanwar has been filming the industrial interventions that have reshaped and permanently destroyed parts of Odisha’s landscape – a battleground on issues of development and displacement since the 1990s. The resulting conflicts between local communities, the government, and corporations over the use of agricultural lands, forests, revers and minerals, have led to an ongoing regime of violence that is unpredictable and often invisible. A long-term commitment of Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest initiates a creative response to the understanding of crime, politics, human rights and ecology. The validity of poetry as evidence in a trial, the discourse on seeing, and the determination of self, all come together as a constellation of films, texts, books, photographs, objects, seeds and processes.

The Sovereign Forest is produced with the support of Samadrusti, Odisha, India; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, United Kingdom; Public Press, New Delhi, India; and dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany.

The exhibition at NTU CCA Singapore and its public programmes are curated by Ute Meta Bauer, Khim Ong, and Magdalena Magiera, in collaboration with Amar Kanwar, Sudhir Pattnaik and Sherna Dastur.

The Sovereign Forest is produced with the support of Samadrusti, Odisha, India; Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria; Centre Pompidou, Paris, France; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, United Kingdom; Public Press, New Delhi, India; and dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, Germany.

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Short Description

The Sovereign Forest initiates a creative response to the understanding of crime, politics, human rights and ecology.

Exhibition Mode

Show Type

Exhibition Space

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Exhibition Start Date

2016-07-30

Exhibition End Date

2016-10-09

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Files

Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.
Amar Kanwar, The Sovereign Forest, 30 July – 9 October 2016, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, exhibition view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.

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Citation

“Amar Kanwar: The Sovereign Forest in collaboration with Sudhir Pattnaik/Samadrusti and Sherna Dastur,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed June 24, 2024, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/100.

Item Relations

Item:

Conversation between Amar Kanwar (India), artist, The Sovereign Forest; Professor Ute Meta Bauer (Germany/Singapore); and Dr June Yap (Singapore)

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Item: Workshop for Teachers and Educators led by Kelly Reedy (United States/Singapore), artist and educator Is Part Of This Item
Item: Screening of Leviathan, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, United States 2012, 87mins. Selected by Hila Peleg (Israel/Germany) Is Part Of This Item
Item: Tour of The Sovereign Forest led by NTU CCA Singapore curators Is Part Of This Item
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Exhibition (de)Tour: The ‘Crime’ of Haze: The Politics of Land, Nature and Human Rights with Dr Helena Varkkey (Malaysia)

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Item: Screenings of exodus of nowhere: episodes 1 – 3, Lee Wai Yi, Enoch Ng, and Kelvin Wu (Hong Kong). Selected and introduced by Ting Chun Chun (China/Singapore) Is Part Of This Item
Item: Screening of Olosho, Tanzanian Maasai community, Tanzania 2015, 15mins; and Our Generation, Sinem Saban and Damien Curtis, Australia 2010, 73mins. Selected by Professor Mark Nash (United Kingdom/Singapore)
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Item: Staging: Hutang Belantara — The Expansive Debt by Teater Ekamatra (Singapore) Is Part Of This Item
Item:

Exhibition (de)Tour: A Fertile Land for the Taking: Conquest and Appropriation of Southeast Asia during the age of Colonial Capitalism with Dr Farish Ahmad Noor

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Item: Screening of Gambut (Peat), Lau Hong Hu, Singapore 2016 , 8mins 22 secs; and Beixi Muoshou (Behemoth), Zhao Liang, China/France 2015, 90mins. Selected and introduced by Thong Kay Wee (Singapore) Is Part Of This Item
Item: Staging: Mantrayani by Raghavendran Rajasekaran (Singapore), cross-genre composer and co-founder of Music.Love.Yoga Is Part Of This Item
Item: Staging: C:\dialogue\towards_between.mxo by Julia Mihály (Germany/Singapore), composer and performer Is Part Of This Item
Item: Exhibition tours: Gillman Barracks 4th Anniversary Celebrations Is Part Of This Item