Munem Wasif: Jomin o Joban: a tale of the land opens at Stadtgalerie Museumspavillon

Posted On:Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 | by project88newsadmin

Munem Wasif
‘Jomin o Joban: a tale of the land’
23 June–4 August 2022
Opening: 22 June, 7 pm
Stadtgalerie Museumspavillon


Seeds Shall Set Us Free II, 2019, Installation View, Cyanotypes prints, Inkjet prints, photographic reproductions of drawings Commissioned for ‘Cosmopolis #2: rethinking the human’, Center Pompidu

Jomin o Joban: a tale of the land is Munem Wasif‘s first solo exhibition in the German-speaking region.
With image-based works, the artist Munem Wasif explores the concept of the trace in its various forms. In complex installations of photography, moving image, archive material and found objects, concepts of the present and transience are questioned. Between documentation and fiction, his works create open narratives of revised history and contemporary events.

Wasif’s artistic approach is characterised by long-term research, close collaboration and systematic repetition. Contrary to simple interpretations, his works offer multilayered and contradictory as well as poetic and sensitive insights into global issues such as food sovereignty, labour slavery, and border regimes.

Munem Wasif lives and works in Dhaka (Bangladesh). His works are exhibited internationally, including Centre Pompidou, Paris; Dhaka Art Summit; Fotomuseum Winterthur; MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Para Site, Hong Kong; TS1 Yangon; Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Since 2015 he has served as Co-curator of the Chobi Mela Photo Festival and the 2024 Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie.


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