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Des Pardes: South Asian in the Valley Features The Sustainable Act in New Exhibition

The Sustainable Act is proud to be part of this unique exhibition at The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, BC!

Des Pardes explores and celebrates the vibrant and diverse South Asian communities of the Fraser Valley. The phrase “des pardes”—which can translate to “home and abroad” or “Motherland/Other Land”—embodies the sense of longing for, and belonging to, an ancestral place that is experienced differently across generations.

Personal accounts, archival documents, photographs, heirlooms, and works of art contributed by members of local South Asian Canadian communities are organized around the themes of migration, faith, family, business and livelihoods, oppression and opposition, and contemporary culture.

Photo by Dale Klippenstein.

The exhibition features a special interview with Smiely Khurana, as well as some clips from the podcast that guests can listen to. The exhibition is open at The Reach Gallery & Museum in Abbotsford, BC until May 18, 2024.

View the highlight reel from the opening day reception below on Instagram:

Thank you to the exhibition producers and the Abbotsford community for including The Sustainable Act in such an important, historical display of art and history. We hope our podcast community has a chance to visit and see it in person!

Read more about the exhibition and visit the website at the links below:

For behind-the-scenes content throughout the duration of the exhibition, follow @despardes.exhibition on Instagram and Tik Tok.

A legacy website, which will preserve a virtual record of the exhibition for the future, will be launched in 2024.


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