MUNEM WASIF, born in 1983 in Bangladesh. He explores complex social and political issues in his ex-pressionistic photographs and films that are often conceived as long-term projects.
Selected exhibitions: Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, Visa pour l’image (Paris); White chapel Gallery, Kettle’s Yard, Victoria & Albert Museum (London); Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona; Fotomuseum Winterthur; Kunsthal Rotterdam; Para Site, Hong Kong.
KINO DER KUNST 2020
BGD 2015-2018, 4K, 23’30’’, OHNE DIALOG/NO DIALOGUE
DEUTSCHE PREMIERE/GERMAN PREMIERE
In the Bangla Bazar and Farashganj neighborhoods of Old Dhaka, the historic downtown of the ever-expanding capital city of Bangladesh, one finds many hidden passageways, shadow-filled alleys and empty buildings. Between the consciousness and unconsciousness of this place, a nostalgic magical realism emerges that transcends the circumstances of life. An old typewriter is struck, instruments are played, saucepans clatter. All of which recall the hovering sounds and layering of repeated vocals in Hindustani classical music known as “Kheyal.”