Dayanita Singh, Suitcase Museum, Museum of Chance, 2015 © Courtoisie de l’artiste et de la Frith Street Gallery, Londres.
Festival Images Vevey at Musée Jenisch
5 to 27 September 2020
Dayanita Singh (India, 1961)
Over the past thirty years, Dayanita Singh has been creating series of photographs which she then assembles in book format. Her Museum of Chance presents a series of 88 pictures she took during this time, collated haphazardly rather than by topic or in chronological order. This artist managed to convince the German master publisher Gerhard Steidl to create 44 different front and back covers for her book. This enables the artist to hang all the printed images found in the book in the most suitable arrangement for each particular exhibition space. The Suitcase Museum is the entire collection of her framed book-objects laid out in two suitcases, so that the project can easily travel the world. During Festival Images, a bespoke version of Dayanita Singh’s mobile museum is making a stopover at the Musée Jenisch Vevey.
Dayanita Singh is President of the 2019/2020 Jury of Grand Prix Images Vevey.