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Protest is an exhibition of historical and contemporary works by sixteen artists concerned with the sociopolitical issues of their day.
Means of Transport
‘Use these photos as means of transport. Ride on them. No passes needed. Go close. Imprudently close. They leave every minute.’
In 2007 Katherine Boo travelled to Annawadi – a slum built on Mumbai Airport land – to document the lives of the families living there.
‘I was bored. That was how it started. Anything I ever did that amounted to anything–or not–has always been the result of being sick of doing something else.’
An investigation of how historical racial factors shape memory, heritage and political and interpersonal relations in Louisiana and Mississippi.
For the visual essay in Granta112: Pakistan, we collaborated with Green Cardamom – an organisation which focuses on international contemporary art viewed from an Indian Ocean perspective. With their help, we selected fourteen prominent figures from the contemporary art scene in Pakistan, and reproduced their work in the magazine.
About the Cover
‘My attempts are mocked by the monstrosities that leer up at me from the page.’
‘The viewer has to pour their own unconscious into interpreting these images, make them their own, allow themselves to be encouraged by the existence of a void.’
‘It was an isolated incident, and there had been no official or unofficial communication about it.’
‘From this, I developed the idea of the kingfisher’s search for a nest taking place over the course of a day, and this day being a microcosm of her world and a greater search for home and for meaning.
Our Day Will Come: Loyalist, Republican
Stephen Dock explores a divided Belfast and reflects on the economic hardship that affects both side.
About the Cover
‘I took myself off to the woods, the fragments of the great forests that once spread over our continent.’
My Last Day at Seventeen: Portraits from Russell Heights
Doug DuBois captures life at Russell Heights, a housing estate ‘of uncertain vintage that sits on Spy Hill above Cork harbour’.
Before They Began to Shrink
‘The numbers killed at Aughrim that day will never be known.’
Halle by Day
‘Halle is the fourth largest city in the former East Germany, with a population of 340,000.‘
Kwangju and After
‘Some people said they were not 'with' the students. They were not in favour of the use of arms. But they were of one voice in saying that the students were their sons, and that if the army came in the students would be put to death. That was why they kept saying: “Tell the truth about us.”’
An (almost) perfect day
‘I think of the self-portrait as a mirror of all the violence that befalls us.’
‘The moment I see these portraits, my first thought is: Let’s make it for suitable for the twenty-first century.’
In her series Observatoires, Noémie Goudal places stairs, pyramids and domes in natural, isolated, timeless spaces.
A Sparrow Fallen
‘a sparrow fallen; / blackness of pain shimmering / hard in soft white light’
‘There is of course an absurdity to these censored images since their overt, bold and graphic nature only draws attention to the very sites that are meant to be hidden.’
‘Today the Oglala Lakota live in the shadow of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.’
Mordros: The Sound of the Sea
Kurt Jackson is an environmentalist, ecologist and one of Britain’s leading artists.