The Otolith Group

est. 2002 by Kodwo Eshun (b. 1966, London, England) and Anjalika Sagar (b. 1968, London, England)

Founded by Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun, the Otolith Group creates films, installations, and performances that are driven by extensive research into the histories of science fiction and the legacies of transnationalism. In Communists Like Us (2006–10), acquired by the Guggenheim, the group sequences photographic images from two archives that at one time belonged to Sagar’s grandmother. The archives document encounters between politicians and activists in India with their counterparts in Japan, Mao’s China, and other Asian countries from the mid-1950s to the early ’60s. The Otolith Group was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2010. It has recently been featured in solo presentations at Bétonsalon, Paris (2011); MAXXI, Rome (2011–12); and Project 88, Mumbai (2012), and has participated in numerous group exhibitions including Manifesta 9, Murcia Spain (2010-11) and Documenta 13 (2012). The Otolith Group is based in London.

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