Galerie Melike Bilir presents Dear museum, we are standing in front of your doorsteps to listen to our ancestors, Sajan Mani’s solo show engaging with the ethnological gaze in Germany.
Mani brings to surface the lived experiences of marginalised Dalit and indigenous communities in Kerala through colonial anthropological photographs, postcards, letters and palm leaf manuscripts housed across several archives in Germany. Through these narratives Mani unfreezes time, reinstating the inherent dignity of the individuals portrayed and anchoring traces of ancestral memories at the core of his work. The exhibition takes place as part of India Week Hamburg 2023.
Find out more about the show here.