'In his works on paper, Vivan Sundaram collides various "separates": history, and the representation of it; the world of objective reality and memory, civilisation/personal; a disaster "out there" and the practice of art. Discursive practices, objects as material, as symbolic order, and so on and on. The collision makes the work of art function on several levels, moving from the far edges of intellect - that "subtle instrument" - to the gut responses of the body - the eye in its "savage state". Images are trasposed, seen through different registers; a push and pull of mind and body to seek other formations of meaning.' - extracted from essay by Rasna Bhushan. With artist biography.
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English

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1991

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- Rasna BHUSHAN

Vivan Sundaram - Engine Oil and Charcoal: Works on Paper 1991
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Vivan Sundaram - Engine Oil and Charcoal: Works on Paper 1991

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