Sanne De Wilde -The Island of the Colorblind

"Color is just a word to those who cannot see it."

Sanne De Wilde uses different photographic materials to metaphorically explore the experience of Achromatopsia, or complete colorblindness in her series "The Island of the Colorblind" now an online exhibition over on the East Wing portal at Artsy

De Wilde's images were made working with a small community living on a tiny atoll Pingelap and neighbouring island Pohnpei in the South Pacific Ocean. In the late eighteenth century a catastrophic typhoon swept over Pingelap. One of the survivors, the king, carried the rare achromatopsia gene that causes complete colorblindness. The king went on to have many children and as time passed the hereditary condition affected the isolated community and most islanders started seeing the world in black and white.

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Arko Datto - Rail Diwali on exhibition at San Francisco International Airport Museum

Running until 12 May 2022 (terminal 3)

East Wing proudly announces this collaboration with San Francisco Airport Museum.

Diwali, the festival of lights, is an annual Hindu festival celebrated during the autumn season. The festival signifies the spiritual triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. In East India, it coincides with the Kali Puja, a festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali. In his series Rail Diwali, Arko Datto explores how this festival is celebrated in some of the most underprivileged and heavily populated areas of Kolkata.

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