24th May 2019
Amar Kanwar Museo Thyssen
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Museo Thyssen showcases Amar Kanwar

The Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in collaboration with the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary TBA21 this week inaugurates a temporary show that includes two installations by Indian artist and film-maker Amar Kanwar.

The two works are The Sovereign Forest and The Lightning Testimonies, which both continue his approach of gathering testimonies from some of India’s most vulnerable people.

Amar Kanwar Museo Thyssen
‘The Scene of Crime’, 2011. Single-channel video installation. (Amar Kanwar / Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris & New York)

The Sovereign Forest project started in 2011 and includes films, books, photos and documents that collectively look at the impact, in both social and environmental terms, of mining in the eastern region of Odisha.

The Lightning Testimonies is a multi-channel installation that focuses on the sexual violence and kidnapping endured by members of different Indian cultures.

When: 27 February to 19 May

Where: Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

More info: museothyssen.org

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