Another Life: The Digitised Personal Archive of Geeta Kapur and Vivan Sundaram
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.
|:||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:
'A set of sensual self-photographs by Umrao Singh display his body, when he has just turned sixty, and is part of his documentation record of fasting for fifteen days. His notebook has detailed accounts of what he ate during this period, daily records of weight, bowel movement, pulse, temperature, etc. Time and again, the living room of the Sher-Gil flat in Paris turns into a private photo-studio. Umrao Singh’s 1930 'document' of Amrita in a swimsuit finds its way into this space.'
|:||Digital photomontage, printed by Epson Stylus Pro with Ultra Chrome K3 inks on smooth fine art paper, Epson c|
|:||38.1cm x 48.26cm|
|:||Digital photomontage, Photography, Amrita Sher-Gil|
|:||©Free Access - no-reuse|