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Vivan Sundaram



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Re-take of Amrita is a book of digital photomontages by Vivan Sundaram, including a foreword by Wu Hung and introduction by the artist. These montages are the result of a collaborative photographic project, between Umrao Singh Sher Gil (1870-1954), the essential photographer who took numerous self-portraits, and Vivan Sundaram, who orchestrates these archival photographs with a digital wand. Vivan Sundaram enters the space of the Sher Gil homes and makes the members of the family enact (and re-enact) moments of radiating desire under his direction. The encounter generated in this process of recasting the family in new roles elaborate into a fictional narrative. The central axis of the ‘cinematic plot’ is the relationship between the father Umrao Singh Sher-Gil and the artist daughter Amrita Sher-Gil (1913-1941).


Text: Wu Hung and Vivan Sundaram
Publisher: Sepia International
76 pages
Pictures: 49 tritone photographs
Year: 2006
ISBN: 9788185229492


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