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 October 6, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/100.