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Vivek Vilasini, Between One Shore and Several Others, 2005, wood, acrylic lettering, seven ink-jet prints, each 40 x 30".

Vivek Vilasini

1X1 Art Gallery

Vivek Vilasini, Between One Shore and Several Others, 2005, wood, acrylic lettering, seven ink-jet prints, each 40 x 30".

For a few years in the 1990s, Kochi, India–based Vivek Vilasini was part of the small group of artists gathered around the pioneering Emirati Conceptualist Hassan Sharif. “Between One Shore and Several Others” at 1X1 Art Gallery—which brought together various bodies of mostly photographic work produced since the early 2000s, when Vilasini first picked up a camera—marked his long-overdue return to Dubai. The exhibition’s title, which Vilasini has used for both individual works and solo exhibitions in recent years, reveals his abiding interest in how knowledge, culture, ideas and ideologies disseminate beyond their origins and across borders, and in the idiosyncratic ways they assimilate into new local contexts through conscious and unconscious acts of translation. Vilasini employs various Conceptual strategies to subvert the camera’s anthropological gaze; while his use

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