The Day After : An exhibition by Maryam Jafri

Bouteloup, Mélanie and Bobin, Virginie. The Day After : An exhibition by Maryam Jafri. Mississauga, Ont.: Blackwood Gallery, 2016.

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Abstract (English)

'' The Day After takes root in Maryam Jafri’s ongoing project Independence Day 1934-1975 (2009-present), an installation composed of photographs taken on the first independence day in former European colonies across Asia and Africa between 1934 and 1975. The photos are sourced from the countries themselves (in order to highlight, in the artist’s words, “how post-colonial states in Asia and Africa preserve the founding images of their inception as independent nations”) and display striking similarities despite disparate geographical and temporal origins, revealing a political model exported from Europe and in the process of being cloned throughout the world. The installation gathers images collected from 29 Asian and African archives, juxtaposed according to a specific grid around categories of events. In her arrangement, Jafri emphasizes the generic character of the rituals and ceremonies held during the 24-hour twilight period when a territory transforms into a nation-state. The grid, reminiscent of both photo-conceptualism and the storyboard medium, is broken, disturbing the ideological order at play in the images and suggesting non-linear readings.'' --
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Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Bouteloup, Mélanie (Author); Bobin, Virginie (Author)
Language of Publication: English; French
Publishers: Mississauga, Ont.: Blackwood Gallery
Artists: Jafri, Maryam
Critics / Curators / Historians: Bouteloup, Mélanie; Bobin, Virginie
Art Organizations: Blackwood Gallery, University Of Toronto At Mississauga (Mississauga)
Event Title: The Day After
Type: Exhibition
Location: Blackwood Gallery (Mississauga, Ont.)
Dates: 13 Jan. - 6 March 2016
Copyright Statement: Blackwood Gallery
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Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2017 18:30
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2017 14:54
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