1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
Exhibition Dates: January 25 through March 8, 2017
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 25, 5 – 7 p.m.
Shreepad Joglekar’s recent work continues to examine his personal immigrant experience since his arrival in America from Mumbai, India, and his ongoing photographic interventions with nature that reveal its various constructed and intellectual positionalities. In this exhibit Joglekar contrasts two culturally different environments that possess military legacies. In the United States, Fort Riley Military Post in Kansas, here he critiques the training sites known as Live Fire Villages. In this site soldiers practice carrying out attack missions in terrain meant to approximate war zones, in this case Afghanistan.
The Live Fire Villages of Fort Riley are then contrasted with lush photographs of the small Russian island Kronstadt. Kronstadt is a historic 17th century naval site that includes a military cathedral and a ruined fort. Of significance are the gardens that provided food for the island during Russian conflicts: the Russian Revolution, World War I and World War II.
Joglekar states these “places… are directly and indirectly related to international conflicts. They depict natural and constructed space, while referencing the ideologies that frame their evolution. Joglekar hopes to “start a dialogue about land use and the global nature of contemporary conflict, and the complex relationships between social, political and ecological spaces.
Join the discussion by attending the exhibition. This and all SUNY Geneseo exhibitions are available to the public free of charge.
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.