Sutapa Biswas: Lumen

Sutapa Biswas: Lumen
Library Shelf Location 18.BISW
Publication Date 01 Jul 2021

A survey of the four-decade career of British-Indian artist Sutapa Biswas

Lumen accompanies the first solo exhibitions of artist Sutapa Biswas in the UK since 2004 at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge. Born in Santiniketan, India, Biswas emigrated with her family to the UK in the 1960s. Taking the long histories of colonialism together with personal memories, Biswas’s artworks have meditated on questions of migration, identity and belonging. Her practice has consistently interrogated Western tradition and discourse, pushing past absences, exclusions and limited representations to make evident the entwined histories of culture and politics.

This book details Biswas’s career from its origins in the British Black Arts Movement in the 1980s to her important photographic installations of the 1990s and her subsequent major moving-image works, including her newly commissioned film Lumen. The first substantial publication on the artist in over 17 years, it includes two new conversations with the artist, two commissioned essays as well as a republication of Griselda Pollock’s important text on Biswas’s work, along with a postface reflecting on their relationship in the decades since the essay’s original publication.

ISBN 9781909932647
Quantity 1
Pages 128
Editor Amy Tobin
Authors Anna Arabindan-Kesson, Sutapa Biswas, Alina Khakoo, Courtney J. Martin, Griselda Pollock, Amy Tobin, Alessandro Vincentelli
Format softback
Publisher Ridinghouse
Related Artist Sutapa Biswas
Category Film and Artists' Moving Image
Keywords Migration, Identity, Belonging, colonialism, Culture, Politics
Related Event Sutapa Biswas: Lumen (26 June – 20 March 2022)
Related Gallery BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Artist's Nationality British-Indian
Language English

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