Project Space: Word. Sound. Power.
Tate Modern: Exhibition
12 July 3 November 2013
Part of the series Project Space
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  • Amar Kanwar,  still from A Night of Prophecy, 2002

    Amar Kanwar
    Still from A Night of Prophecy 2002

    © Courtesy Amar Kanwar and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

  • Mithu Sen, excerpt from I am a Poet 2013

    Mithu Sen
    Excerpt from I am a Poet 2013

    © Courtesy the artist

  • Anjali Monteiroand K P Jayasankar Still from Saacha (The Loom) 2001

    Anjali Monteiroand K.P. Jayasankar
    Still from Saacha (The Loom) 2001

    © TATA Institute of Social Sciences

  • Amar Kanwar, Still from A Night of Prophecy, 2002

    Amar Kanwar
    Still from A Night of Prophecy 2002

    © Courtesy Amar Kanwar and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

  • Lawrence Abu Hamdan with Janna Ullrich Conflicted Phonemes 2012

    Lawrence Abu Hamdan with Janna Ullrich
    Conflicted Phonemes 2012 (detail)

    © Courtesy the artists

  • Lawrence Abu Hamdan Conflicted Phonemes 2012, stack of papers

    Lawrence Abu Hamdan with Janna Ullrich
    Conflicted Phonemes
    2012

    © Courtesy the artists 

  • Anjali Monteiro and K.P. Jayasankar still from Saacha (The Loom) 2001

    Anjali Monteiro and K.P. Jayasankar
    Still from Saacha (The Loom) 2001

    © TATA Institute of Social Sciences

  • Caroline Bergvall, Crop 2010

    Caroline Bergvall
    Crop 2010

    © Steve Shrimpton 2010

  • Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, still from Arise 2013

    Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen
    Still from Arise 2013

    ©  Photography Jonas Mortensen

  • Pallavi Paul  Nayi Kheti (New Harvest) 2013, black and white image of a distorted silhouette in a corridor

    Pallavi Paul
    Nayi Kheti (New Harvest) 2013

    © courtesy the artist

From a single utterance, to the pronunciation of a name and the declaration of an idea, the voice is a tool through which we assert our presence in the world. The use of the voice as a means of protest and as a metaphor for self-representation is central to this exhibition. By bringing together the work of Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Caroline Bergvall, Amar Kanwar, Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, Anjali Monteiro and K.P. Jayasankar, Pallavi Paul and Mithu Sen – including audio documentary, video, performance, text and sound – this exhibition takes a moment to listen to the harmony and dissonance of voices rising.

Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen

Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen
Shooting for Arise 2013 in Khirki, New Delhi

© Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen

Artist Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen presents a newly commissioned work that grounds the relevance of the voice – singular and collective, celebrated and silenced – in the localities neighbouring Tate Modern in London and Khoj, International Artists’ Association in New Delhi. Larsen encounters the lives of four young men, continents apart who show deep sadness, sheer belief and aspiration as they attempt to find expression and empowerment. United through hip-hop culture dance, rap and poetry become means to raise their voices in the face of adversity.

Project Space: Word. Sound. Power. is curated by Loren Hansi Momodu at Tate Modern and Andi-Asmita Rangari, Khoj, International Artists’ Association, New Delhi. The curatorial exchange is organised with the collaboration of Gasworks.

The exhibition continues at Khoj, International Artists’ Association, New Delhi, 10 January – 08 February 2014. Free