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Sandhini Poddar

1 Amar Kanwar (Marian Goodman Gallery, New York) Kanwar is interested in the trajectories images take as they enter the public domain and assume a life of their own. His complex and poetic multi-channel video installations such as The Lightning Testimonies, 2007, and The Torn First Pages, 2004–2008—parts of which may also be viewed as single-channel works outside of an art-world context—appeal to different audiences around the world, each with its own historical moorings. Deploying documentary and archival footage that unflinchingly addresses sexual violence and political repression, Kanwar aims to disturb the status quo of image absorption.

2 “Who Knows Tomorrow” (Friedrichswerdersche Kirche, Alte Nationalgalerie, Neue Nationalgalerie, and Hamburger Bahnhof–Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin; curated by Udo Kittelmann, Chika Okeke-Agulu, and Britta Schmitz) Curating an exhibition based

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