The retrospective of the paintings, drawings, photographs, found-object constructions, and videos of Vivan Sundaram at Haus der Kunst will be up through early October.
“Politics and poetics, ethics and aesthetics: the continual crossing of these dimensions defines the forcefield in which the multimedia oeuvre of Sundaram has taken shape over the last fifty years.
“His artistic beginnings coincide with an emblematic date in the second half of the twentieth century: 1968, synonymous with the international protest movements of students, workers and civil rights activists… It was a moment that crystallized his conviction that an engagement with the world in all its actuality was the fundamental reason for being an artist… The collage/montage principle that he adopted early on made for a disjunctive pictorial space which put the frame under considerable pressure.”*
Through October 7.
DEEPAK ANANTH Lecture:
VIVAN SUDARAM—LINES OF DESCENT
Thursday, September 20, at 7 pm.
HAUS DER KUNST, Prinzregentenstrasse 1, Munich.
Vivan Sundaram, The Slave You Buried, 1972, ink on paper.