Vivan Sundaram: Disjunctures at Haus der Kunst, Munich

June 29 - July 10, 2018

"The presentation at Haus der Kunst is the most comprehensive and wideranging survey of Sundaram’s work at a European institution. The display is conceived as a sequence of juxtapositions with a view to suggesting how formal and thematic concerns ricochet from one work to another. History, Memory, Archive: the three keywords that the artist has designated as the overarching concerns of his practice are the signposts, as it were, for articulating the overall structure of the exhibition, an open-ended framework for exploring the connections or disjunctures between these terms and themes." - Curator Deepak Ananth, Assistant Curator Anna Schneider

Link to Exhibition Page (Link)
Haus der Kunst
Prinzregentenstraße 1
80538 Munich

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Vivan Sundaram's Retrospective at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

February 9 - June 30, 2018

Vivan Sundaram's first ever retrospective surveying his practice over five decades is on view at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, India. 

Preparing for his Retrospective exhibition, Vivan Sundaram says: “This exhibition presents the themes I have engaged with, but it also proposes structures that hold things together in retrospect: via the work, the exhibition layout, and spectator itineraries. ‘Step inside and you are no longer a stranger’: the exhibition’s title reflects the conflicting dimensions of my practice.”

Step inside and you are no longer a stranger
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

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Sunil Gupta Talk and Gallery Tour

20 September- 31 October 2017


A major exhibition of works by Sunil Gupta featuring works from 1984 onwards from the series, “Homelands,” “Exiles,” “The New Pre-Raphelites,” and “Ten Year On.”

Sunil Gupta will be hosting a talk and gallery tour at the Peltz Gallery, Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (Event Brite Link for Tickets)

In Pursuit of Love 
Birkbeck, School of Arts
43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD

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A Conversation with Vivan Sundaram at Columbia University

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
7:00pm – 8:30pm


As part of the South Asia Institute’s 2016-17 Colloquium Series, Vivan Sundaram will present recent installations in a conversation with Andreas Huyssens, Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature.

This event is open and free to the public.

Wednesday, May 10, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
A Conversation with Vivan Sundaram and Andreas Huyssens, Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature
2016-17 Colloquium Series
South Asia Institute, Columbia University
Knox Hall, Room 208
606 West 122nd Street, between Broadway and Claremont
New York, NY

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Vivan Sundaram at Coomarswamy Hall

17 - 25 March, 2017


Meanings of Failed Action: Insurrection 1946 is a monumental installation intended as a work of public art to explore, dissect, and examine the “failure” of the Royal Indian Navy’s six-day insurrection against the colonial government. Within Sundaram’s ship-like steel and aluminum object is a performance space that plays a sound work by British artist David Chapman. Visitors can read newspaper reports, telegrams from the Empire, and books on the Insurrection from various view points and distances— compiled and conceptualized by Ashish Rajadhyaksha with Valentina Vitalli. This is a continuation of Sundaram’s “history projects” in which he uses historical events (“unresolved histories”) to explore their impact and the alternate futures they could have created.

Vivan Sundaram and Ashish Rajadhyaksha
Meanings of Failed Action: Insurrection 1946 LINK
Coomarswamy Hall
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS)

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Vivan Sundaram's Terraoptics in the News

23 January 2017


Vivan Sundaram’s photo installation, Terraoptics reviewed in the January 23rd issues of The Hindu and The New Indian Express. Terraoptics (14 Dec 2016 – 10 Feb 2017) will be on view at Gallery Sutra, Fort Kochi.

Look for Terraoptics at sepiaEYE opening May 9th, 2017.

23 January 2017
“Pot-shards speak history” LINK 
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“Capturing Earth’s Incandescence” LINK
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