Dream Villa by Dayanita Singh

These 18 works from the ‘Dream Villa’ series explore the transformation of the city from day to night time.


C-type photographic print
Each: 46 x 46 cm
Art Fund grant:
£58,000 ( Total: £58,000)
Acquired in:
Frith Street Gallery

These photographs, saturated with intense colour, present a landscape which exists as much in the artist’s imagination as in the real world. The empty streets, the arrangements of neon lights and the silent façades have an unsettling and at times sinister atmosphere. The streets are silent and empty but full of possibilities. The series convey a sense of the marginal aspects of a city; the unknown and forgotten spaces. They suggest the presence of people without actually portraying them. Birmingham and Walsall art galleries are working together to build up a collection exploring the metropolis and urban environment under the Art Fund International scheme. Presented by the Art Fund through Art Fund International.


The artist.

Venue details

The New Art Gallery Walsall Gallery Square, WALSALL West Midlands WS2 8LG 01922 654400 www.thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk/

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