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In Conversation - Yask Desai

13 February 2022

Join us at the gallery for an in conversation with exhibition artist Yask Desai and MGA Curator Stella Loftus-Hills.

Sunday 2–3pm
MGA Atrium Gallery

Yask Desai is a Melbourne-based Australian-Indian visual artist who works with photography, video, archives and text. His work concerns itself with themes of place and collective and individual identity. Desai often combines historical and social research to explore the cultural connections between imagery, history and constructions of identity. His series Telia includes archival material and documentation combined with his own photographs as a means to reanimate and re-examine the experiences of the men who migrated from undivided India and worked as hawkers or travelling salesmen within rural Australia during the late 19th and early to mid-20th centuries.

Most often their purpose for migrating was to earn money for the extended families that they left behind. Telia was the name given to Australia by some of the family members who remained in India.

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