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Munem Wasif

Jomin o Joban: a tale of the land
Munem Wasif
Photo: Sarker Protick

Jomin o Joban: a tale of the land is Munem Wasif‘s first solo exhibition in the German-speaking region.

With image-based works, the artist Munem Wasif explores the concept of the trace in its various forms. In complex installations of photography, moving image, archive material and found objects, concepts of the present and transience are questioned. Between documentation and fiction, his works create open narratives of revised history and contemporary events.

Wasif's artistic approach is characterised by long-term research, close collaboration and systematic repetition. Contrary to simple interpretations, his works offer multilayered and contradictory as well as poetic and sensitive insights into global issues such as food sovereignty, labour slavery, and border regimes.

Munem Wasif lives and works in Dhaka (Bangladesh). His works are exhibited internationally, including Centre Pompidou, Paris; Dhaka Art Summit; Fotomuseum Winterthur; MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Para Site, Hong Kong; TS1 Yangon; Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Since 2015 he has served as Co-curator of the Chobi Mela Photo Festival and the 2024 Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie.
For the International Summer Academy, Munem Wasif teaches the course Editing as Practice: Developing Personal Voice.

In cooperation with Stadtgalerien Salzburg.

Stadtgalerie Musemspavillon
Opening hours
Monday–Friday 2–6 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 11 am–3 pm
Closed on public holidays.

Admission free.

Artist talk: 22 July 2022, 7 pm: Munem Wasif in conversation with Tanzim Wahab (curator, Berlin / Dhaka), in English language

Exhibition tours:
29 June 2022, 5.30 pm: Gabriele Wagner (Director, Stadtgalerien Salzburg)
16 July 2022, 5.30 pm: Beatrice Bleibler (curatorial assistant, Stadtgalerien Salzburg)
31 July 2022, 11 am: Sophie Goltz (Director, International Summer Academy) in conversation with Munem Wasif, in English language