Dayanita Singh: Go Away Closer

8 October – 15 December 2013, Hayward Gallery

By Hayward Gallery

Installation view: Dayanita Singh Go Away Closer, Hayward Gallery, London, 2013. Photo: Stephen White (2013) by Hayward GalleryHayward Gallery

Dayanita Singh: Go Away Closer was the first major UK retrospective of this artist’s work.

Installation view: Dayanita Singh Go Away Closer, Hayward Gallery, London, 2013. Photo: Stephen White (2013) by Hayward GalleryHayward Gallery

The exhibition featured her ‘portable museums’, a major body of work that developed from her experiments in book-making, and which take the form of large wooden structures that hold 70 to 140 photographs that can be placed and opened in various configurations.

Installation view: Dayanita Singh Go Away Closer, Hayward Gallery, London, 2013. Photo: Stephen White (2013) by Hayward GalleryHayward Gallery

It also brought together her early works and artists’ books.

Poster for Dayanita Singh Go Away Closer, Hayward Gallery, London, 2013 (2013) by Hayward GalleryHayward Gallery

For Singh, the paradoxical title 'Go Away Closer' expresses the condition of photography: in trying to capture and hold onto something – a moment, an event – we only succeed in pushing it further away.

Installation plan for Dayanita Singh Go Away Closer, Hayward Gallery, London, 2013 (2013) by Hayward GalleryHayward Gallery

Installation plan for Dayanita Singh: Go Away Closer.

Hayward Gallery Exhibition Trailer: Dayanita Singh, Go Away Closer (2013)Hayward Gallery

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