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Europe > Italy
My East is Your West – 56th VENICE BIENNIAL COLLATERAL EVENT
SP Lohia Foundation is proud to have supported, in collaboration with The Gujral Foundation the historic exhibition My East is Your West, a landmark exhibition uniting for the first time at the Venice Biennale the historically conflicting nations of India and Pakistan in a shared presentation by artists Shilpa Gupta (India) and Rashid Rana (Pakistan).
Titled after a light installation by Shilpa Gupta, My East is Your West was born out of the desire to reposition the complex climate of historical relations between South Asia’s nation-states and present the region as a shared cultural cartography. Shilpa Gupta’s works brought together over four years of ongoing research in the India-Bangladesh borderlands and the world’s most extended security barrier between two nation-states currently in construction. Rashid Rana presented an immersive setting across five rooms surveying the conception of presence, temporality and location as a collective experience across digital printmaking, video and installation.
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Ancestors - My East is Your West Public Programme
56th VENICE BIENNIAL COLLATERAL EVENT
SP Lohia Foundation is proud to have supported in collaboration with The Gujral Foundation Ancestors, a multi-part public programme curated by Natasha Ginwala as an interdisciplinary events platform for My East is Your West.
The Ancestors public programme was held in collaboration with Britto Arts Trust (Dhaka), Goethe-Institut (Dhaka), Lahore Biennale Foundation (Lahore) and Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design (Jaffna), Serendipity Arts Foundation and Outset India.