Two-Day Conference at the Deutsche Guggenheim

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Desire Machine Collective (Sonal Jain and Mriganka Madhukaillya), Residue, 2009–10

Desire Machine Collective (Sonal Jain and Mriganka Madhukaillya), Residue, 2009–10. Digital color video with sound, transferred from 16 mm film. Artwork © the artists

The upcoming exhibition Being Singular Plural: Moving Images from India, curated by Sandhini Poddar, Assistant Curator of Asian Art at the Guggenheim Museum, presents new and recent works by emerging and mid-career artists and filmmakers who are among the most innovative moving-image practitioners in India today. During the two-day conference on June 26 and 27 at the Deutsche Guggenheim, Poddar, the participating artists, and invited panelists will discuss the exhibition within the larger contexts of artistic production and collaboration, considerations of video and film outside the black box, and infrastructural opportunities in India and beyond. Participants include Amar Kanwar, whose poetic yet political works were shown at Documenta 11 (2002) and Documenta 12 (2007), Shumona Goel, whose work honors alternative forms of cinema, such as independent, experimental, and improvised films or home videos, and Kabir Mohanty, whose videos call various modes of perception and narration into question.