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Yvon Lambert - Border stories
Jardins du Bra’Haus I, montée du château (LUXEMBOURG)
From 2017-09-30 to 2018-09-29


Guy Tillim - Museum of the Revolution
Stevenson Gallery (SOUTH AFRICA)
From 2017-10-12 to 2017-11-25


Françoise Huguier - Couleurs Pays
Le Quadrilatère (festival photographique les Photaumnales) (FRANCE)
From 2017-10-14 to 2017-12-31


Pia Elizondo - The Fall
Institut culturel du Mexique (FRANCE)
From 2017-10-27 to 2018-01-27


 Munem Wasif - Jomin O Joban - A Tale Of Land
Gallery Project 88 (INDIA)
From 2017-10-27 to 2017-12-08


Gérard Rondeau - Chroniques d\'un portraitiste
Le Parvis Espace Culturel (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-04 to 2017-12-30


José Manuel Navia - Cervantes ou le désir de vivre
Instituto Cervantes (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-07 to 2018-01-13


José Manuel Navia - Colombia, La Creciente
Bibliothèque Elsa Triolet (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-09 to 2018-01-20


Davide Monteleone - The April Theses, In The Russian East
Spazio Fondo Malerba (ITALY)
From 2017-11-16 to 2017-11-29


Patrick Taberna - The back season
Galerie Camera Obscura (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-17 to 2017-12-30


Guillaume Zuili - Smoke & Mirrors
Galerie Clémentine de la Féronnière (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-17 to 2018-02-10


Gérard Rondeau - Paysages
Galeries de la Cour des Jardiniers (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-19 to 2018-02-28


Jean-Luc Chapin - Natures
Galerie Gallimard (FRANCE)
From 2017-11-24 to 2018-01-13


Next exhibitions

Liz Hingley - Sacred Things: Elalmadinah …To The City
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum (UNITED KINGDOM)
From 2017-12-01 to 2018-02-11

Françoise Huguier - Virtual Seoul
Musée Olympique (SWITZERLAND)
From 2017-12-07 to 2018-03-11

Jomin O Joban - A Tale Of Land

Munem Wasif

Gallery Project 88
BMP Building, Ground Floor N.A. Sawant Marg Colaba
400 005 Mumbai (INDIA)
+91 22 2281 0066

From 2017-10-27 to 2017-12-08




Jomin o Joban is an account of personal relationships with land and its ever-changing forms, intertwining issues of borders, territory, economy, and political ecology. Each of Wasif’s works is closely connected on an intrinsic level; from the loss of lands, through to the struggles of seeds and agriculture, and the decline of heavy industry.

Shot in the border territory between Bangladesh and India, Land of Undefined Territory is a suite of 28 photographic prints that presents us with repetitive frames, showing barren landscapes that appear to hold no significant geographical, nor political identity. A land that could be anywhere; but crucially is not. Shifting in scale and focus, Wasif’s lens then turns to what lies beneath this soil, looking in depth at seeds and agriculture, re-imagining this long-disputed portion of land as almost extra-terrestrial – a place beyond space and time, belonging to no one.

Intertwining with issues of borders and territory, Seeds shall set us free is a series of cyanotype prints of dripping seeds, that create variable forms, conciliated and resilient. Previously associated with diversity, indigenous knowledge, and natural ecology, the introduction of genetically modified crops and western pesticides created a rupture, disconnecting this ecology from all that had come to characterise it. This body of work presents a reproduction of different types of rice among thousands of variations, a heritage from traditional agriculture threatened by industrial standardisation.

In 2009, Wasif's solo show at Chobi Mela V, 'Blood Splinter of Jute,' dealt with the workers and farmers of Bangladesh. Now, in 2017, his lens returns to this subject and video replaces photography, shifting his focus from the movements of the workers, to the mourning of machines, and memories of an increasingly distant industrial past. Jute connected Bengal’s peasant smallholders to new global circuits of capital; but during the colonial era, jute was seen to impoverish Bengal whilst enriching British capitalists, finally leading to famine and starvation, as jute slowly displaced rice cultivation, and there was little left to eat. In Wasif’s latest work, Machine Matter, the memories of this industrial past stands like a scar, symbolising an ever-present, but long-lost fight.

At its core, Jomin o Joban is a tale of land, connecting the stories, promises- held and broken, and disparate realities of modern Bengal.

Exhibitions catalog

Monographic exhibitions

Albert & Verzone
Bacigalupo Martina
Berruti Massimo
Boudjelal Bruno
Brault Philippe
Chapin Jean-Luc
Chivet Sophie
Coulange Olivier
Dailleux Denis
Darzacq Denis
Delpoux Dominique
Descamps Bernard
Deschamps Pierre-Olivier
Desprez Bertrand
Doury Claudine
Duroy Stéphane
Eshraghi Isabelle
Flore Maia
Fontaine François
Gomez Rovira Rodrigo
Goussard Christophe
Grignet Brigitte
Guigui Stanislas
Hingley Liz
Hock Marin
Hopkins Rip
Huguier Françoise
Hyytiäinen Arja
Iuncker Steeve
Lambert Yvon
Lecloux Frédéric
Lekfeldt Thomas
Martin Claire
Mirguet Olivier
Navia José Manuel
Nejmi Malik
Pauquet Claude
Picard Fabrice
Picard Serge
Pierrot Emmanuel
Propeck Agnès
Rearick Anne
Rondeau Gérard
Sauveur David
Sutkus Antanas
Taberna Patrick
Ten Hoopen Pieter
Tillim Guy
Van Denderen Ad
Vanden Eeckhoudt Michel
Wasif Munem
Winship Vanessa
Yankang Yang
Zuili Guillaume

Collective Exhibitions

  • Vu' by Robert Delpire
  • Full Size Nature
  • VU' in Paris
  • European Works

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