FIELD MEETING: THINKING PRACTICE

Yasmin Jahan Nupur (Dhaka)

Our Own Private Anthology


In this site-specific performance through a survey of her audience, the artist considers the perpetual struggle between “personal” vs. “political” realities of existing. Confronting social beliefs, constructs, and the role that patriarchy has in divisive negative dynamics between genders, she attempts to find a solution that allows her to be in accordance with her own strengths and limitations as a human being.

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Yasmin Jahan Nupur’s FIELD MEETING participation was supported by Exhibit320 (New Delhi).

Yasmin Jahan Nupur, Our Own Private Anthology, 2016. Performance documentation FIELD MEETING: Thinking Practice, November 12th at Asia Society. Photo: Renata Carciofolo.

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Yasmin Jahan Nupur‘s practice spans installations and performances, inspired by the urgent ecological and community/public aspects of life. Inclined to incorporate those elements in her work, she often engages closely with people from communities who are deprived of social benefits, like women and migrants, to explore prevailing social values of her region. In recognition for her artistic endeavors, Yasmin has been awarded the International Arts Residency by the Commonwealth Foundation of United Kingdom. Yasmin has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at Exhibit 320, New Delhi, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, and La Vitrine A.M Gallery, Paris. She has presented numerous solo performances, including, most recently, at Dhaka Art Summit in Bangladesh (2016).

Yasmin Jahan Nupur, Sat on a Chair, 2014. Performance at Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka.

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