Vexillary II, by Laila Hara T

Two suns, two birds and a monster. Laila Hara T uses fantastical elements in this modern take of Indo-Persian miniature, to explore heritage and interrogate the fiction of the nation state. Her choice of a ‘flag’ (vexillary) as a canvas speaks to the central role nationality plays to the representation- and the oppression of one’s persona. The warped reflection may connote a near-asian identity, and the pain one can experience when forced to reconcile the differences of two cultures, neither of which is fully accepting of the other.

VISITING INFO:

GALLERY NAME: Public Gallery

ADDRESS: 91 Middlesex St, London, E1 7DA

AREA OF LONDON: Whitechapel

FINAL DAY: June 11

ENTRY: Free

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