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  April-June 2012           



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At Latitude 28 and foundation b&g

Veer Munshi with Vivan Sundaram at an exhibition of Veer's works.

An exhibition of Veer Munshi’s works, curated by Ranjit Hoskote opened on March 3, 2012 at Latitude 28, in Lado Sarai, New Delhi.

 Called ‘Shrapnel’, the show displayed three recent bodies of Munshi’s work: ‘The Chamber’ - a 360 degree canvas simulates a conflict zone. It shows distortion of everyday life through civil strife, terror and endemic violence; ‘Pandit Houses’ – a collection of photographs from his ongoing archive. Munshi presented, for the first time, an invisible side of the Kashmir story – photographs of the homes abandoned by Pandits forced into exile. The houses, fallen to ruin, have been reclaimed by neighbours or been requisitioned by the armed forces. According to the acclaimed critic Ranjit Hoskote, “The photographs present a stark documentary evidence of the erasure of the Kashmiri Pandit minority from the life of the Valley. This is the tragic outcome of a combination of factors: separatist violence and intolerance, the cynical indifference of the State, the breakdown of trust between communities.” In a third work, ‘Leaves like Hands of Flame’, Munshi presents a two-channel video meditation on Kashmir’s predicament.  Its title is taken from a poem by Ranjit Hoskote, which speaks of the chinar.

 Says publisher Harsha Bhatkal, “Veer Munshi’s works are a cry for peace and secularism, values that we at foundation b&g hold dear. We believe that art can and should play a constructive role in a civilised society. We will be happy if ‘Shrapnel’ plays even a small part in this direction.”

The exhibition, a great success, was visited by names from all walks of life.

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