Passages: a subcontinental imaginary
10 March 2022
Passages: a subcontinental imaginary, seeks to address ways of expanding and globalising South Asian representation by consolidating diasporic community perspectives in order to introspect around the politics of framing visual histories. The image and text contributions seek to recalibrate the politically bound arena of South Asia into creative socio-cultural formations and links, further investigating new cultural histories in our present. With South Asian communities spread across the world, we consider the entanglements of memory and space as tethered to ongoing migrations, to make visible a South Asia beyond its borders.
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Bakirathi Mani, Covers of Aspiring to Home (2012) and Unseeing Empire (2020). Passages offers us photographs that appear uncannily familiar, as if they capture relatives distant and unknown. Plucked out of national and personal archives, these images acquire new lives in the form of...
Exhibiting South Asia
Shilpa Gupta, Aar Paar (Cross-border public project between India and Pakistan), 2002, Poster. Image courtesy the artist. This issue of PIX seeks to make visible a contemporary “South Asia” that transcends the normative inscription of the subcontinent as a perennially contested and...
Looking to Southeast Asia
Interview by Rahaab Allana
Published out of Hong Kong, these are copies of Camera Club, which was in existence from 1956 to 1960. It came as a free supplement to the popular Sin Chung Hwa Pictorial, a pictorial periodical that covered the progress of communist China. It was reported that its inaugural issue in 1952 was...