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Current Exhibitions

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


Bruno Boudjelal - Will I ever live home ?
Hôtel Fontfreyde Centre Photographique (FRANCE)
From 2018-05-04 to 2018-09-23


Juan Manuel Castro Prieto - El Archivo de la Memoria
Musée Fragonard (FRANCE)
From 2018-05-26 to 2018-09-23


Michel Vanden Eeckhoudt - Zoologies
Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo (AUSTRIA)
From 2018-06-08 to 2018-09-30


Denis Dailleux - Persan-Beaumont
Galerie du centre culturel Valery-Larbaud (FRANCE)
From 2018-06-15 to 2018-09-09


Vanessa Winship - Vanessa Winship : And time folds
Barbican Art Gallery (UNITED KINGDOM)
From 2018-06-22 to 2018-09-02


Ouka Leele - Ma couleur révélée
Promenades Photographiques (FRANCE)
From 2018-06-22 to 2018-09-02


Pieter Ten Hoopen - Au chevet du monde
Le Château d'Eau (FRANCE)
From 2018-06-28 to 2018-09-16


Juan Manuel Castro Prieto - Travel, from the real to the imaginary
Vieille Eglise Saint-Vincent (FRANCE)
From 2018-06-29 to 2018-09-23


Jane Evelyn Atwood - Jane Evelyn Atwood et Joan Colom
Les rencontres de la photographies d'Arles (FRANCE)
From 2018-07-02 to 2018-09-23


Paolo Verzone - Hope, a collaborative perspective
Les rencontres de la photographies d'Arles (FRANCE)
From 2018-07-02 to 2018-09-23


Next exhibitions

Tamara Dean - In our Nature
Martin Browne Contemporary (AUSTRALIA)
From 2018-07-26 to 2108-08-19

Manit Sriwanichpoom - Matrimania
Galerie 78 - Indian Photography Festival (INDIA)
From 2018-09-06 to 2018-09-23

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
Bouda Ferhat
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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