‘Opposite Dreams: The Politics of Local’
For hundreds of years, the mainstream historical narrative of Nepal has excluded the stories and experiences of
numerous marginalized, underprivileged and indigenous communities. Although there have been sporadic instances of vocal demands and protests for an equal
representation of diverse identities, cultures, languages and religions, the state has consistently and strategically
oppressed them.The exhibition, ‘Opposite Dreams: The Politics of Local’, draws attention to these problematic
social hierarchies and invasive international influences. It attempts to highlight the misuse of power and state
sponsored violence by focusing on acutely localized situations with an empathetic eye. By using an anthropological perspective and inquiring the socio-physical environments, the exhibition seeks to unfold these deeply entrenched unjust laws.