Amar Kanwar: The Sovereign Forest

  • through May 30, 2020
  • NYU Abu Dhabi
This ongoing multimedia installation is a creative response to crime, politics, human rights and ecological crisis in the resource-rich and largely tribal Indian state of Odisha. Kanwar, who was born in New Delhi, has been observing and documenting the industrial interventions that have irrevocably altered Odisha's landscape for more than a decade. The Sovereign Forest is a long-term commitment of the artist with media activist Sudhir Pattnaik and designer and filmmaker Sherna Dastur. The installation includes three large handmade books with their own films projected on its pages. 
Henrik Stromberg
The Sovereign Forest, Documenta 13, Kassel, installation view by Amar Kanwar, 2012.

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