About the Photographer
Dayanita Singh is interested in the ways people interact with artworks, especially within archives, books, and museums. She has designed and published twelve books—or book objects, as she calls them—expanding the bound format into a more playful and interactive medium that can be sequenced and displayed depending on the interest of the owner. "Pothi Box" is a self-published deconstructed book containing thirty black and white offset printed cards in a wooden box tied up in an embroidered cloth napkin. The front of the box functions as a frame and can be hung directly onto the wall to display one image at a time. The overall design mimics a shoebox full of photographs, where memories and moments become intermingled and exist outside of a linear narrative. Dayanita Singh’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery, London (2013), the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2014), the Art Institute of Chicago (2014) and the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi (2016), among many others.