Virtual Talk by a Contemporary South Asian Artist

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Dear all,

A friendly reminder that this Saturday  Feb. 27, 10 am PST, contemporary artist Munem Wasif (Bangladesh) will give a virtual talk at the Seattle Asian Art Museum.


Title: Jomin o Joban, a tale of the land

Deeply enmeshed with the political complexities of the Bengal region, the artistic practice of Munem Wasif addresses the aftermaths of colonialism, issues of environmental exploitation, and the social repercussions of divisive border policing in the wake of globalisation. In this talk, the artist will discuss previous and recent projects that exemplify his working methodology, aesthetic criteria, and commitment to images—both still and moving—that capture, convey, and transcend reality.


About the speaker: Munem Wasif (Bangladesh) explores complex socio-political issues through photography and video. His artistic practice is marked by close engagement and intimate commitment, both physical and psychological, to his subjects of interest and it usually unfolds through long-term research processes. While interested in the archival and social value of documentary photography, his works often confound the boundaries between fact and fiction. He has participated in international exhibitions such as Sharjah Biennial 14 (2019); the 9th Asia Pacific Triennale of Contemporary Art, Brisbane (2018-19); An Atlas of Mirrors, Singapore Biennale (2016), among numerous others. Wasif is currently a fellow at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2020 – 2021).