WHEN Wednesday, January 22, 2020
5:30pm WHERE NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery Open to the Public

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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