Independence Days book launch: Maryam Jafri in Conversation with Tominga O'Donnell

Wedneday, 8 December at 6pm (UTC+1) we welcome you to Fotogalleriet for a book launch of Maryam Jafri’s publication Independence Days (2021), published by TAXISPALAIS Kunsthalle Tirol and Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König.

Tominga Hope O’Donnell, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at MUNCH, Oslo and Associate Professor, MA in Curatorial Practice, University of Bergen, will talk with the artist about this expanded version of her photo installation Independence Day 1934-1975 (2009–).

The work juxtaposes and arranges 234 photographs sourced over ten years of research in 40 archives across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, including many from rare and at-risk collections. Independence Days is an investigation of the role played by photography in mid-twentieth-century decolonization processes.

The event is free and open to all. Due to recent developments and local recommendations we ask that everyone keep a safe distance, stays at home if they are sick, even with a cold, and for the protection of themselves and others consider wearing a face mask during the event. Thank you for your understanding.