Two Punjabs and More

A Conversation about Dūje Pāse toñ
Jagdeep Raina, On Sunday I Went To The Kashmir Gate, 2021, mixed media on paper, sewn fabric quilt, 24.5 x 30 in.. Courtesy of the artist and Cooper Cole, Toronto.

Jagdeep Raina, On Sunday I Went To The Kashmir Gate, 2021, mixed media on paper, sewn fabric quilt, 24.5 x 30 in.. Courtesy of the artist and Cooper Cole, Toronto.

Dūje Pāse Toñ (FROM THE OTHER SIDE): ARTS ACROSS THE BORDER, FROM THE TWO PUNJABS

May 27, 2021 – September 4, 2021

Artists in Exhibition: Atul Jith, Gavati Wad, Hifsa Farooq, Jagdeep Raina, Jason Baerg, Jawad Hussain, Kanza Fatima, Krishna Luchoomun, Manvi Bajaj, Nina Celada, Rachita Burjupati, Raghavendra Rao K.V., Ratika Singh, Risham Syed, Rohma Khan, Samia Singh, Sana Iqbal, Sayera Anwar, Shabnam Khan, Shashank Peshawaria, Sreshta Suresh, Taha Ahmad

Curated by Adrienne Fast, Dr. Anne Murphy, Raghavendra Rao K.V.

The Reach Gallery and Museum, Abbotsford, BC

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Editor’s Note: This article is one of two parts that form Rungh’s engagement with Dūje Pāse Toñ (From the Other Side): Art from the Two Punjabs, we urge you to also read Anne Murphy’s article, Punjab, Punjabi, Punjabiyat in relation to the same exhibition.

Rungh partnered with The Reach Gallery and Museum to host a Conversation about Dūje Pāse Toñ (FROM THE OTHER SIDE): ARTS ACROSS THE BORDER, FROM THE TWO PUNJABS, on Saturday, August 24, 2021.

The conversation was hosted by Dr. Virinder Kalra, and included the three curators (Adrienne Fast, Dr. Anne Murphy, and Raghavendra Rao K. V.), as well as artists Risham Syed, Jagdeep Singh Raina, Ratika Singh and Krishna Luchoomun.

The conversation starts with the curators providing different views on the context for the exhibition, including a detailed virtual exhibition tour, followed by Dr. Kalra in dialogue with the participating artists.

As documentation, Rungh is also providing some of the exhibition images below.

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Taha Ahmad and Kanza Fatima, Drawn into Two, Which Way Home?, 2018, photographic installation, dimensions variable. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Installation view of Dūje Pāse toñ (From the Other Side): Arts Across the Border, From the Two Punjabs, on display at The Reach Gallery Museum (May 27 – September 4, 2021). Photo: Rachel Topham Photography

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Installation view of Dūje Pāse toñ (From the Other Side): Arts Across the Border, From the Two Punjabs, on display at The Reach Gallery Museum (May 27 – September 4, 2021). Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Installation view of Dūje Pāse toñ (From the Other Side): Arts Across the Border, From the Two Punjabs, on display at The Reach Gallery Museum (May 27 – September 4, 2021). Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Installation view of Dūje Pāse toñ (From the Other Side): Arts Across the Border, From the Two Punjabs, on display at The Reach Gallery Museum (May 27 – September 4, 2021). Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Ratika Singh, Or They Will Not Exist, 2018, installation of photographs, metal implements and video, dimensions variable. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Krishna Luchoomun, Muffled Stories, 2018, various textiles and thread, 90 x 215 in. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Gavati Wad, Auzaar, 2018, single-channel colour video with sound, 14 minutes and 33 seconds. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Manvi Bajaj, I Lost My Corner of the Universe (detail), 2018, drawing, ink, collage and thread, dimensions variable. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Manvi Bajaj, I Lost My Corner of the Universe (detail), 2018, drawing, ink, collage and thread, dimensions variable. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Jason Baerg, Water and Moon Spirits, 2019, single-channel colour video with sound, 3 minutes. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Jagdeep Raina, from left to right: On Sunday I Went To The Kashmir Gate, 2021, mixed media on paper, sewn fabric quilt, 24.5 x 30 in.; Vale, 2021, embroidery thread on cotton 35 x 36 in.; Filthy Imperial Glory, 2021, Andan embroidered tapestry, 24 x 18 in. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Samia Singh, Weaving a Future Picture of Punjab, 2018, textiles and product design, dimensions variable. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Jawad Hussain, Zero Line, 2020, two-channel colour video with sound, 27 seconds. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Rachita Burjupati, Untitled, 2018, installation of sand, wood, mesh, and fabric, dimensions variable. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Rachita Burjupati, Untitled (detail), 2018, installation of sand, wood, mesh, and fabric, dimensions variable. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Installation view of Dūje Pāse toñ (From the Other Side): Arts Across the Border, From the Two Punjabs, on display at The Reach Gallery Museum (May 27 – September 4, 2021). Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Raghavendra Rao K.V., Heritage, 2020, ink and acrylic on canvas tarpaulin, 96 x 63 in. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Raghavendra Rao K.V., Heritage, 2020, ink and acrylic on canvas tarpaulin, 96 x 63 in. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Sayera Anwar, Bachpan Ka Mela (Childhood Street Festival), 2020, installation of embroidered textile and single-channel colour video with sound, 3 minutes and 24 seconds. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Rohma Khan and Shabnam Khan, Parchhaiyan, 2020, textile and digital image projection, 77.5 x 38 in. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Raghavendra Rao K.V., From the Other Side (Dūje Pāse toñ), 2018, installation of textile and video projection, 6 minutes and 18 seconds. Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

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Installation view of Dūje Pāse toñ (From the Other Side): Arts Across the Border, From the Two Punjabs, on display at The Reach Gallery Museum (May 27 – September 4, 2021). Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

Jagdeep Raina, On Sunday I Went To The Kashmir Gate

Installation view of Dūje Pāse toñ (From the Other Side): Arts Across the Border, From the Two Punjabs, on display at The Reach Gallery Museum (May 27 – September 4, 2021). Photo: Rachel Topham Photography.

Jagdeep Raina, Vale

Jagdeep Raina, Vale, 2021, embroidery thread on cotton 35 x 36 in. Courtesy of the Artist and Cooper Cole, Toronto.

Jagdeep Raina, Filthy Imperial Glory

Jagdeep Raina, Filthy Imperial Glory, 2021, Andan embroidered tapestry, 24 x 18 in. Courtesy of the Artist and Cooper Cole, Toronto.

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Adrienne Fast
ADRIENNE FAST is a Curator of Art and Visual Culture at The Reach Gallery and Museum in Abbotsford, BC.
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Dr. Virinder Kalra
Dr. Virinder Kalra is Head of the Sociology Department at the University of Warwick.
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Krishna Luchoomun
Krishna Luchoomun is a Mauritius based artist.
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Dr. Anne Murphy
Anne Murphy teaches in the Department of History at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on the Punjab region of India and Pakistan.
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Jagdeep Singh Raina is an artist who has studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Madison, Maine.
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Raghavendra Rao K.V.
Raghavendra Rao K.V. is a multidisciplinary, practicing visual artist originally from Bangalore, India, and currently living and working in Vancouver, Canada. His practice integrates public art, multi-media work, painting and graphic design. He has taught at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, in Bangalore, India for over 15 years and continues to teach and mentor at various institutions.
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Ratika Singh
Ratika Singh is an artist, filmmaker, and photographer who established the Preet nagar Residency in 2014.
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Risham Syed is a Lahore-based artist.
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