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Message posted on 24/04/2018

Opening: Transnational Proximities

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Transnational Proximities Sabes Sugunasabesan, photographer-poet of the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora, and Anna Laine, artist-anthropologist from Sweden, come together in their continuous investigations across South Asia and Europe. They share the notion of being situated on the border of insider and outsider, differently founded on the one hand in diasporic existence and on the other in extended fieldwork. Sugunasabesan and Laine both use photography as a central tool in their research, of how relations between people and places can be grasped, and of how complex life-worlds can be conveyed in visual and material forms. They aim to engage the viewers in ambiguous shifts between proximity and distance, hopelessness and calls for justice, through a linked focus on the transnational effects of a civil war and of discrimination based on caste.

A photographic exhibition by Sabes Sugunasabesan and Anna Laine

5th Base Gallery, 23 Henege Street, London E1 5LJ Vernissage/Private View: 8th June at 6 pm to 9 pm Open daily: 9th - 13th June at 12 pm - 6 pm Artist talk to be announced Preview with the Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays Walking Tour: 7th June at 6 pm - 9 pm

For further information, please contact:

Anna Laine anl@du.se Sabes Sugunasabesan sabesrs@yahoo.co.uk

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