Structures of Memory: Modern Bengal — Poetry in the Dome: Verses of Rabindranath Tagore and Jibanand

Installation titled Structures of Memory: Modern Bengal by Indian artist Vivan Sundaram (b.1943, Simla), site-specifically installed at Victoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta, India, in 1998.

Hosted in the colonial monument located in the center of Calcutta, the multimedia installation includes several elements brought together in a single standing historical structure. The installation uses historical textual and visual references to draw parallels both conceptually and visually. Using the original space as a platform, it functions as a site-specific interactive and participatory work.

Poetry in the Dome: Verses of Rabindranath Tagore and Jibananda Das
is a section of Structures of Memory: Modern Bengal.

Other credits:
Text selection: Shankho Ghosh; translation: Ananda Lal; Bengali typeface: Deborani Duttagupta; design: Deborani Duttagupta and Koushik Sarkar; writing on the dome: P.P. Biswas and Ritwik

Exhibition history: ‘Structures of Memory: Modern Bengal,’ site-specific installation at Victoria Memorial Hall, Calcutta, 1998.

Alternative title

Structures of Memory | The History Project

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Online

practitioner

Vivan SUNDARAM

Publication/Creation date

1998

Creation place

India

Medium

Site-specific installation

Dimension

609.6cm x 91.44cm

Content type

artwork documentation

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