Understudies: I, Myself Will Exhibit Nothing
Online film screening: The Seventh Walk
3 November 21, 8 pm


Directed by Amit Dutta, India

With an introductory conversation between Amit Dutta and assistant curator Léon Kruijswijk


3 November 21, 8 pm
In English
Registration directly via Zoom


<p>Image: Amit Dutta, <em>The Seventh Walk, </em>2013, film still. Courtesy the artist.</p>

Image: Amit Dutta, The Seventh Walk, 2013, film still. Courtesy the artist.


The experimental filmmaker Amit Dutta (born in 1977, India) is one of the participating artists in Understudies: I, Myself Will Exhibit Nothing. To unfold his oeuvre beyond the films in the exhibition, KW Institute for Contemporary Art organizes a one-time only, online screening of The Seventh Walk (2013). The screening will be introduced by a conversation between Dutta and Léon Kruijswijk, Assistant Curator at KW.


The Seventh Walk revolves around the painter Paramjit Singh (born in 1935, India) and his nearby surroundings that are his source of inspiration. The film is a kaleidoscope of visuals and aural sensations, ranging from concentrated shots of Singh in his studio to lush green scenes in mysterious forests. Dutta portrays Singh through an associative narrative to open up a contemplative space for the viewer, with which he gives room to further associations and interpretations.


Amit Dutta is a well-known figure of contemporary Indian cinema, whose The Museum of Imagination: a Portrait in Absentia (2012) and Chitrashala (House of Paintings) (2015) are on view at KW. Dutta’s films have been screened at various museums and festivals, among which the Viennale, Vienna; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), NYC; Tate, London; Venice Architecture Biennale; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin.