Untitled, from the series, The Archaeology of Absence

Untitled, from the series, The Archaeology of Absence

Persistent Circuts

Untitled, 2013, from the series, Mount Analogue

Untitled, 2013, from the series, Mount Analogue

Unidentified Photographic Object # 1, 2019

Madhuban Mitra and Manas Bhattacharya are based in Kolkata, India and work together as an artist duo, primarily with photography and video. Madhuban studied English Literature and holds a Ph.D in Cultural Studies. Manas studied cinematography after completing his M.A. in Comparative Literature. Their work engages with time and memory, transience and detritus, notions of the archive and the catalogue, the original and the copy, employing and often combining documentary and fiction, analogue and digital, and images made and found. Some of their key interests are the small histories of photography and cinema, industry and labour, the city and the urban imaginary.

They received the Skoda Breakthrough Artist Award for the best debut solo show in India in 2011. Other awards include the Embarrat Award from Museo Trepat, Tarrega, Spain and a grant from Fondazione MAST, Bologna, Italy as part of the GD4PhotoArt Award 2014-15. In 2017 they were awarded a Research Residency in Switzerland by Pro-Helvetia. They also teach an annual module on Moving Image, Photography and Allied Media at National Institute of Design (NID).

Some of their recent solo and group exhibitions include Afterimage at PHOTOINK, New Delhi, India; Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India in the San Jose Museum of Art, California and Ulrich Museum of Art, Kansas, USA; and The Great Machine II at Museo Trepat, Spain; GD4PhotoArt/Foto Industria at MAST, Bologna; PHOTOINK at Gallery SKE, Bangalore; and Imagined Futures, Reconstructed Pasts at Bikaner House/Anant Art, New Delhi, India.

Come Away
03.04.21 – 12.06.21
PHOTOINK, New Delhi
Machinations, 2009-2014
05.06.20 – 16.07.20
In Touch, an online exhibition
Last Evenings on Earth
30.08.19 – 19.10.19
PHOTOINK, New Delhi
These are few of our favourite works
06.10.16 – 10.12.16
PHOTOINK, New Delhi
Afterimage (2009 - 2014)
03.04.15 – 06.06.15
PHOTOINK, New Delhi
PHOTOINK at India Art Fair, 2015
29.01.15 – 01.02.15
NSIC GROUNDS, Okhla
Through A Lens, Darkly (2009)
18.12.10 – 12.02.11
PHOTOINK, New Delhi
Through A Lens, Darkly

Untitled, from the series, The Archaeology of Absence

Pigment print

16 × 24 in (40.6 × 60.9 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, from the series, The Archaeology of Absence

Pigment print

16 × 24 in (40.6 × 60.9 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, from the series, The Archaeology of Absence

Pigment print

16 × 24 in (40.6 × 60.9 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, from the series, The Archaeology of Absence

Pigment print

16 × 24 in (40.6 × 60.9 cm)
Ed of 8

Temp Mort

Pigment prints

(set of 6 photographs)
Each photograph is 10 × 13.5 in (25.4 × 34.3 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, from the series, The Archaeology of Absence

Pigment print

16 × 24 in (40.6 × 60.9 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, from the series, The Archaeology of Absence

Pigment print

16 × 24 in (40.6 × 60.9 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, from the series, The Archaeology of Absence

Pigment prints

(set of 3 photographs)
Each photograph is 10 × 15 in (25.4 × 38.1 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, from the series, The Archaeology of Absence

Pigment print

16 × 24 in (40.6 × 60.9 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, from the series, The Archaeology of Absence

Pigment print

16 × 24 in (40.6 × 60.9 cm)
Ed of 8

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Afterimage (2009-2014)

Untitled, 2013, from the series, Mount Analogue

Pigment print

3 sizes available
10 × 15 in (25.4 × 38.1 cm)
16 × 24 in (40.6 × 60.9 cm)
24 × 36 in (60.9 × 91.4 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, 2013, from the series, Mount Analogue

Pigment print

3 sizes available
10 × 15 in (25.4 × 38.1 cm)
16 × 24 in (40.6 × 60.9 cm)
24 × 36 in (60.9 × 91.4 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, 2013, from the series, Mount Analogue

Pigment print

3 sizes available
10 × 15 in (25.4 × 38.1 cm)
16 × 24 in (40.6 × 60.9 cm)
24 × 36 in (60.9 × 91.4 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, from the series, Mount Analogue, 2013

Pigment print

3 sizes available
10 × 30 in (25.4 × 76.2 cm)
16 × 48 in (40.6 × 122 cm)
24 × 72 in (60.9 × 183 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, 2013, from the series, Mount Analogue

Pigment print

3 sizes available
10 × 15 in (25.4 × 38.1 cm)
16 × 24 in (40.6 × 60.9 cm)
24 × 36 in (60.9 × 91.4 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, 2013, from the series, Mount Analogue

Pigment print

3 sizes available
10 × 15 in (25.4 × 38.1 cm)
16 × 24 in (40.6 × 60.9 cm)
24 × 36 in (60.9 × 91.4 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, 2013, from the series, Mount Analogue

Pigment print

3 sizes available
10 × 15 in (25.4 × 38.1 cm)
16 × 24 in (40.6 × 60.9 cm)
24 × 36 in (60.9 × 91.4 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, 2013, from the series, Mount Analogue

Pigment print

3 sizes available
10 × 15 in (25.4 × 38.1 cm)
16 × 24 in (40.6 × 60.9 cm)
24 × 36 in (60.9 × 91.4 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, 2013, from the series, Mount Analogue

Pigment print

3 sizes available
15 × 10 in (38.1 × 25.4 cm)
24 × 16 in (60.9 × 40.6 cm)
36 × 24 in (91.4 × 60.9 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, 2013, from the series, Mount Analogue

Pigment print

3 sizes available
15 × 10 in (38.1 × 25.4 cm)
24 × 16 in (60.9 × 40.6 cm)
36 × 24 in (91.4 × 60.9 cm)
Ed of 8

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Last Evenings on Earth

Untitled, 2019

From the series, Concrete Poems

Pigment print

58 × 26 in (147.3 × 66 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, 2019

From the series, Concrete Poems

Pigment print

58 × 26 in (147.3 × 66 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, 2019

From the series, Concrete Poems

Pigment print

58 × 26 in (147.3 × 66 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, 2019

From the series, Concrete Poems

Pigment print

114 × 112 in (289.5 × 284.5 cm)
Ed of 8

Untitled, 2019

From the series, Concrete Poems

Pigment print

54 × 94.5 in (137.1 × 240 cm)
Ed of 8

The Keymaker's Sabbatical, 2019

Pigment prints

(set of 8 works)
5 works: 16 × 24 in (40.6 × 60.9 cm)
3 works: 8 × 12 in (20.3 × 30.5 cm)
Ed of 8

Unidentified Photographic Object # 1, 2019

Pigment print

45.4 × 41 in (115.3 × 104.1 cm)
Ed of 8

Unidentified Photographic Object # 2, 2019

Pigment print

57 × 58.6 in (144.8 × 148.8 cm)
Ed of 8

Industry, 2014

1/3
3-channel, synchronised HD video
B&W, looped
5 mins 12 secs
Ed of 5

Industry, 2014

2/3
3-channel, synchronised HD video
B&W, looped
5 mins 12 secs
Ed of 5

Industry, 2014

3/3
3-channel, synchronised HD video
B&W, looped
5 mins 12 secs
Ed of 5