The Life of Things (Jan – Apr 2018)

Kevin Fee (Singapore), Lim Sokchanlina (Cambodia), Phan Thao-Nguyen (Vietnam), Sarker Protick (Bangladesh), Sim Chi Yin (Singapore), and UuDam Tran Nguyen (Vietnam)

The works in this exhibition engage with the colonial legacies and independence narratives of the region to draw attention to obscured histories and landscapes, while imagining alternatives to accepted truths. Sarker Protick has been exploring and photographing regions that witnessed extensive migration of minority populations after the 1947 partition of India and the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. His series Exodus focuses on the little-documented districts abandoned during that time by Hindu landlords who left East Pakistan (present-day Bangladesh), in part due to confiscation of their properties via controversial land acts. These derelict, once-monumental feudal buildings have now been taken over by nature and enveloped into the daily life of the villages that surround them.

Public Programmes
Join the artists of The Life of Things as they speak about their work and practice in this series of talks, moderated by curator Sam I-shan.

Artist Talk by Sarker Protick (Bangladesh) for Relics
20 Jan 2018, Sat
2 – 3pm
Jendela (Visual Arts Space)