Artists
Artists
Amar Kanwar
April 8 - September 17, 2017
Amar Kanwar participates in Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel with a presentation of Such a Morning (2017) and Letter 5 (Such a Morning) (2017), coproduced with the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi, and AKF Productions, New Delhi.
Amar Kanwar at Documenta 14
September 5, 2017

Marian Goodman Gallery congratulates Amar Kanwar, one of the laureates of the Prince Claus Award 2017. 

For the past 21 years, the Prince Claus Fund has honored visionary individuals and organizations for their excellent, ground-breaking work in fields of culture and development. 

Amar Kanwar is awarded for his profoundly disturbing, beautiful and moving works that operate at the interface between art, documentation and activism; for his critical and contemplative investigation of the nature of oppression and people’s courageous resistance against it; for giving voice to the victims of social injustice, looking deeply into the multi-layered causes and effects of problems, and recording evidence of our times; for his innovative use of hybrid art forms in a unique method of storytelling that gives viewers a potent personal experience and overcomes educational and cultural boundaries; for combining poetic sensibility and political consciousness to increase the reach and impact of documentary filmmaking; and for expanding the possibilities of art as a means of obtaining social justice and inspiring new generations of artists to think deeply about the social impact of their work.

 

 

Amar Kanwar awarded Prince Claus Award 2017