The book Anamorphosis is an epilogue to Soi’s journey across the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel. The trip precedes and forms the basis for Praneet Soi’s exhibition Anamorphosis. Notes from Palestine, Winter in the Kashmir Valley (The Mosaic Rooms, 2019), his first solo exhibition in London.
In his work, Soi is keen to explore the term “anamorphosis” as a metaphor for distorted representations arising from politicised subject matter. Palestine is experienced through facets of landscape, productivity, and enterprise, and placed in dialogue with Soi’s ongoing engagement with craftsmen in Kashmir. His work surmises that any representation of such landscapes is a political gesture.
About the Author
Praneet Soi was born 1971, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Following studies in India and the USA, Soi moved to the Netherlands in 2002, and divides his time between Amsterdam and Kolkata. His work is internationally recognised for his explorations of socio-political nuances and media representations. His practice incorporates traditional methods of miniature painting and sculpture, as well as time-based media such as video and sound. Recent solo exhibitions include Third Factory-From Kashmir to Lisbon via Caldas, at Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon (2018), Notes on Labour at Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai (2017), and Srinagar at the Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (2016).
About the Publishers
The publication is co-produced with Book Works which receives National Portfolio funding from Arts Council England. The project has been generously funded by The Mosaic Rooms, A.M. Qattan Foundation with support from Mondriaan Fund, The London Community Foundation and Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, and Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, London.