Nilupa Yasmin | ‘Where Can I Find This?’
3 September- 9 October 2019 (Extended until 20 November 2019 )
One of the prominent ways to bring people together is the local market. Community life is something that is both cherished and celebrated, market life can be the heart of a town. This project celebrates the union of people who attend the markets as well as those who make their livelihood from them.
Stories hidden in these stalls, their owners and the histories; are all part of what makes this body of work come together. A community is made by its people as much as it is by its surroundings.
Nilupa Yasmin uses weaving as a process to bring together her own perception whilst becoming a part of these stories. Weaving has clear ties to community gathering and a long history of bringing people together through technique, time and workmanship. Brought together to tell the tales of the market.
Yasmin will be working with the market in Brixton and with the people that trade and shop there to create a new piece of work. Spending time with the market traders, residents and customers the work will be made in the gallery, with visitors able to meet her and engage in her process. This residency is hosted in collaboration with GRAIN Projects.
At the same time as the residency Photofusion will be exhibiting work made by Yasmin in the markets in West Bromwich. This work was commissioned by Multistory, as part of Blast Photo Festival 2019.
Nilupa Yasmin’s work is primarily lens based, while taking a keen interest in the notion of culture, self-identity and anthropology. Combined with her love for handcraft and photographic explorations, the artist repeatedly draws upon her own South Asian culture and heritage. The practice of weaving, passed down through inheritance, has become an integral exploration in the development and expression of human value. Her research examines the principles of craft in art-based practice; becoming an evident methodology shown throughout her work whilst investigating ideals and traditions that are very close to home