The Espace Louis Vuitton München, within the framework of the Fondation Louis Vuitton "Hors-les-murs" program, invites you to experience two films by Amar Kanwar, Henningsvaer (2006) and A Love Story (2010), alongside a recent installation selected by the artist himself, Letter 5 (2017). Amar Kanwar is an artist and filmmaker who lives and works in New Delhi. His oeuvre, deeply marked by the history of his country, shows multiple influences ranging from 15th and 16th-century Indian poetry to the cinema of Russian director Andrei Tarkovski. Kanwar's works encourage reflection and examine nationalism, politics, violence, and social performance through video and sound installations. Kanwar invites the viewer on a potent personal experience and aspires to incite new generations of artists to rethink the social consequences of their work.
Like many of his films, Henningsvaer (2006) is a complex contemporary narrative that connects intimate personal spheres of existence to larger social-political processes – in this case a cinematic interpretation of separation and exile. Mixing historical footage, personal testimony and lyrical cinematography, Kanwar creates a multi-layered film installation connecting intimate personal histories with the wider politics of power and justice. A Love Story (2010), a much shorter film, is a short poetic documentary set on the fringe of an expanding Indian city, addressing conditions of conflict through the combination of poetic sensibility and political consciousness.
Credit: Amar Kanwar, Henningsvaer (2006). Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery
Espace Louis Vuitton München
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Opening of the exhibition on April 24, 2019, from 7pm to 9pm.