"How does memory, and its residue, shape our ways of seeing? Philippe Calia contemplates this question in his ongoing research on museum spaces. Through an archive that comprises images taken in exhibition galleries and those of comments found in visitors’ books, in museums across India, Calia draws attention to the constructs of the post-colonial institution, and its impact on our perception of art, artefact, and ideas. In exploring the subjectivity inherent to the relationship between the spectator and the image, The Ajaib Ghar Archive is as much a comment on the authority a museum wields in moderating this dynamic as it is on the photograph’s potential to elicit a multiplicity of meanings."
Imaginary Museum series (2020-2023), Photography and Drawing, Gliclée Prints on Washi Paper, Rotative Frame
The visitors' book is A Visitor's Book (2020-2023)
Installation Views (2021-2023)