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Frith Street Gallery

Dayanita Singh

File Museum

DAYANITA SINGH, File Museum, 2012, Burma teak wood and archival pigment prints,188 x 110 x 47.5 cm. 

Photo by Stephen White. Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London..

In Archive Fever (1995), Jacques Derrida contends that the central question of any politics pertains to the archive: If the archive is a house, who is its magistrate? Who is the “archon” guarding the archived documents, not as a physical custodian but as the one who preserves the hermeneutic right? In the same book…

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