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Another Life: The Digitised Personal Archive of Geeta Kapur and Vivan Sundaram

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Completed in 2011, Geeta Kapur and Vivan Sundaram's digitised archive of modern and contemporary Indian art brings to the public a broad range of material collected by Kapur and Sundaram since the 1960s. The collection not only documents the artwork and writings produced and published thus far during Kapur and Sundaram's prolific careers, but also documents events in India's art community over the last 50 years. The full archive will gradually be made accessible through the Collection Online. For the full collection description, please click here.  


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Vivan SUNDARAM, Bourgeois Family: Mirror Frieze, 2001, digital photomontage, printed by Epson Stylus Pro with Ultra Chrome K3 inks on smooth fine art paper, Epson c, 38.1cm x 66.04cm.

: Bourgeois Family: Mirror Frieze
: Vivan SUNDARAM
: Vivan SUNDARAM
: This work is from the Re-take of Amrita series. 

Excerpt from Vivan Sundaram, Vivan Sundaram: Re-take of Amrita, Tulika Books, New Delhi, 2001:

'Triptych that evolves in the manner of folding screens reveals the figures from right to left. Amrita in European dress is in Budapest in 1938/39. Marie Antoinette in an oriental robe is in Lahore in 1912, four months after her marriage. In the mirror is a painting by George Hendrik Breitner (1857-1923), Small Earring, 1893. Indira, looking into the mirror, is in Paris around 1933. In the mirror is Umrao Singh with Vivan Sundaram as a child in 1946. He is holding a Voigtländer twin-lens reflex camera.'


: Digital photomontage, printed by Epson Stylus Pro with Ultra Chrome K3 inks on smooth fine art paper, Epson c
: 38.1cm x 66.04cm
: 2001
: India
: artwork documentation
: Digital photomontage, Photography, Amrita Sher-Gil
: Vivan Sundaram
: Online
: ©Free Access - no-reuse
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