‘Exodus’ by Sarker Protick, opening at Visual Arts Esplanade on Singapoer Art Week
Sarker Protick has been exploring and photographing regions that witnessed extensive migration 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.
While contextualized by the events of the region, the work reflects broader philosophical ideas about the scale, directionality and universality of time.
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