Join us for the opening reception for The Soverign Forest.
The Sovereign Forest at The NYUAD Art Gallery is an ongoing multimedia installation that is a creative response to crime, politics, human rights, and ecological crisis. It evolved out of the political and environmental conflict in the resource-rich, and largely tribal Indian state of Odisha. Kanwar 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.
Image credit: The Scene of the Crime, 2010, Amar Kanwar. Installation view: The Sovereign Forest, Amar Kanwar, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, 2014.
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