The red between black and white

Cette exposition s'inscrit dans le cadre du colloque "Shrines, Pilgrimages and Wanderers in Muslim South Asia", qui se tiendra les 23 et 24 septembre 2010 à l'EHESS à Paris. Omar Kasmani, photographe et doctorant en anthropologie à Berlin, a choisi cette occasion pour nous exposer un échantillon de ses photographies tirées de son terrain au sud du Pakistan, dans le centre de pèlerinage soufi de Sehwan Sharif.

Concept note: "My work questions the black and white images of the 'practising' Muslim. Devoid of nuances, it is often imagined in contrasting tropes of uncritical submission to, or outright rejection of, religious tradition. Practices at the shrine of the 'red' saint in southern Pakistan highlight an inventive vocabulary of negociation between local devotion and translocal agency giving rise to new forms of religiosity. Far from constructions of a fixed, homogenous and universal Islam, referred to invariably in the singular, with a capital I, my encounters in Sehwan sharif  reveal the dynamic, heterogenous and plural capacities of 'lived islams'." (Omar Kasmani)

Informations pratiques

  • Jeudi 23 septembre 2010 - 09:30
  • EHESS, hall, 54, boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris,