Shehr O Funn

Amar Kanwar

Such A Morning, 2017
Digital video, colour, sound. Duration: 1 hour 25 minutes

Amar Kanwar (b. 1964, New Delhi, India) lives and works in New Delhi.
Kanwar has distinguished himself through films and multi‐media works, which explore the politics of power, violence and justice. His multi‐layered installations originate in narratives often drawn from zones of conflict and are characterized by a unique poetic approach to the personal, social and political.
Exhibited at LB01, Such a Morning is a contemporary parable about two person’s quiet engagement with truth. The film navigates transitions between mathematics and poetry, democracy and fascism, fear and freedom. In the cusp between the eye and the mind, shifts in time brush every moment into new potency. Each character seeks truth through phantom visions from within depths of darkness. Such a Morning searches for a sensory, hallucinatory and metaphysical way to re-comprehend the difficult times we are living in. What is it that lies beyond, when all arguments are done with?
Recent solo exhibitions of Kanwar’s work have been held at the Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden (2017), Marian Goodman Gallery, London (2017), Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai (2016), and at the Assam State Museum (2015). He has also participated in Documenta 11, 12, 13, and 14 in Kassel, Germany.

Text and image source: Lahore Biennale Foundation