Thursday, 13 January 2022


ZEIT Magazin New Year Special Edition, Dec 2021

INSTALLATION VIEW: Photography Exhibitions in Australia (1848-2020) offers a significant new account of photography in Australia, told through its most important exhibitions and modes of collection and display. From colonial records to contemporary art, the book presents a chronology of rarely seen installation views from both well-known and forgotten exhibitions, along with a series of essays that tell the story of the individuals and institutions that have proved intrinsic to the public circulation of photographs. At once specific and widely contextual in its scope, this longterm research project from two of Australia’s leading academics and educators in the field enriches our understanding of the diversity of Australian photography by looking at what lies beyond the frame. Installation View speaks not only to pictures, but to the people and the places that nurture them.


Better Photography Magazine India

 the kids are in trouble in Maps of Disquiet,

Chennai Photo Biennale, Dec 2021 - Feb 2022


  Curatorial note by Arko Datto, Boaz Levin, Kerstin Meincke and  Bhooma Padmanabhan

Titled Maps of Disquiet, the 3rd edition of the Chennai Photo Biennale, reflects on the exigencies of our times: resisting majoritarian impositions, ecological collapse, and technological dystopias by reclaiming pluralities of thought, voices, and art, and building new networks of solidarity and care. In today’s world of highly specialized fields of operation, rigid chains of command and niche disciplinary focus, a space such as a biennale offers the possibility of rethinking our futures through broader parameters that address the complexity of the disquiet that we are experiencing.

The site of the 'Great Trigonometrical Survey' of 1802, the first colonial attempt to measure and map the subcontinent, Chennai today is an arena for the creation of resistant cartographies. The biennale illuminates the invisible realms of power and knowledge that shape our global present while simultaneously navigating contested visions of our global future. It asks, whose resources? Whose rivers? Whose interests? Whose voices? Whose images?



Sunday, 2 January 2022


Exhibition and Publication

Grassi Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig Germany, Nov 2021 - March 2022