“Vivan Sundaram: Disjunctures”

Haus der Kunst
Prinzregentenstrasse 1
June 29–October 7

Curated by Deepak Ananth

A newspaper photograph of a dead man lying in the street during the Hindu–Muslim riots of 1992 and 1993 was the point of departure for Vivan Sundaram’s multimedia installation Memorial, 1993/2014. Sundaram’s interest in the photograph both as a document and as evidence of political violence is an important part of the narrative for his exhibition at Haus der Kunst; it is equally emblematic of the artist’s ongoing deliberations on the subjects of history, memory, and the archive. The show will also bring to the fore Sundaram’s experiments in drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, and video dating from 1968 to 2015. An accompanying catalogue published by Prestel—with contributions by Ananth, Okwui Enwezor, Andreas Huyssen, Katya García-Antón, and Ashish Rajadhyaksha—will further illuminate Sundaram’s practice and strategies.