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Gérard Rondeau - Off-screen, museums and artists
Château de Courcelles (FRANCE)
From 2017-04-08 to 2017-07-02


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Holstebro Museum of Art (DENMARK)
From 2017-04-08 to 2017-09-17


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Galerie VU (FRANCE)
From 2017-05-12 to 2017-07-13


Michel Vanden Eeckhoudt - Zoologies
Festival Photo La Gacilly (FRANCE)
From 2017-06-03 to 2017-09-30


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Ferhat Bouda - Berbers in Morocco, resisting and defending their culture
Festival VISA pour l'image (FRANCE)
From 2107-09-02 to 2017-09-17

Darcy Padilla - Dreamers
Festival VISA pour l'image (FRANCE)
From 2107-09-02 to 2017-09-17

Belonging

Munem Wasif

Galerie Clémentine de la Feronnière
51 rue saint-Louis-en-l'île
75004 Paris (FRANCE)


From 2013-10-17 to 2013-11-17


• Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm, Friday until 9pm

Puran Dhaka, or Old Dhaka, was a rather unlikely subject. For it existed all around me. I live here. It was almost trying to find the unseen within the everyday. Through the frames, my Old Dhaka started to divulge unseen lives and throw back at me more agonising questions of assimilation, and even worse, deletion.
As I started to see, the world that was just ordinary and domestic started to unravel in an intricate web of ages-old wisdom and tradition. Festivals, like Holi celebrated with all its grandeur at Shankharibazaar, which had seemed as just fun with throwing colors at one another revealed with all the bonds of belonging, spiritual continuity and rejuvenation. It ceased to be a mere Hindu festivity, but more so of celebrating the joy of being. Old, regal structures which had just seemed as edifices were now symbols of 'living art'.
It took time, but with every passing, I realised why Sumitra Debi of Bonogram wants her own house and those surrounding it to retain their own place. They were not houses, they represented her sixty hears in this world. It is time and the lives. Lives lived within the confines of walls breath with those structures and their collective consciousness makes the fragments into a whole.
Words such as family, tradition, belonging mean a lot here. In fact, they are what bind. The ether filled with collective growth is one that cannot be touched or seen. It is lived. Old Dhaka ceases to exist as just an area, and the streets I have called my own become one singular space which I call home.

Munem Wasif


"Belonging" is also exposed at the Fnac Ternes (26-30 Avenue des Ternes, 75017 Paris) ; Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm, from 08/03 to 12/31 2013.

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
Turine Gaël
Van Denderen Ad
Vanden Eeckhoudt Michel
Wasif Munem
Winship Vanessa
Yankang Yang
Zuili Guillaume

Collective Exhibitions

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  • Full Size Nature
  • VU' in Paris
  • European Works

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