The Stonebreakers bring together three recent projects by Shumon Ahmed, Ranjit Kandalgaonkar and Hira Nabi that focus on a specific node within the modern shipping infrastructural network: the ship-breaking yard.
Despite limited access to the yards, ship-breaking has emerged as a cause célèbre for not just human rights and labor activists but photographers, filmmakers, and artists interested in examining the global imbalances of capital and profit, the exploitive labor practices, and the outsourcing of environmental costs that accompany globalization.
Each of the artists in this exhibition focuses on the main yard in their respective countries—Chittagong in Bangladesh, Alang in India and Gadani in Pakistan. Though each artist uses a distinct medium and methodology, they all complicate the purported objectivity of the documentary image, be it photographic, archival, acoustic or filmic, with a surreal twist.
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