[ BOOK LIVES ] Bhavan Museum by Dayanita Singh

Museum Bhavan
by Dayanita Singh
Steidl

ISBN 978-3-95829-161-4

“Given her status in the art world, Dayanita Singh is totally capable of building a real museum in the real world.”

Now that sounds flattering but it can actually come across as condescending and patronizing.

Especially when one is writing about Museum Bhavan, a wonderful volume published by Steidl.

Are we saying that because it is a box of books, then it is not a real museum?

Wait a minute, but this is really a REAL museum that has gone from London to Frankfurt to Delhi to Tokyo.

Hang on, a museum that moves? Yes, this is mobile.

So repeat after me, “If Dayanita Singh calls this a museum, then it is a museum.”

Dayanita Singh’s Bhavan Museum by Steidl
Dayanita Singh’s Bhavan Museum by Steidl
Dayanita Singh’s Bhavan Museum by Steidl
Dayanita Singh’s Bhavan Museum by Steidl
Dayanita Singh’s Bhavan Museum by Steidl
Dayanita Singh’s Bhavan Museum by Steidl
Dayanita Singh’s Bhavan Museum by Steidl
Dayanita Singh’s Bhavan Museum by Steidl