Thursday, September 19, 2013
Lines of Control:
Partition as a Productive Space Conversation with Iftikhar Dadi - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Conversation with Iftikhar Dadi, exhibition curator and artist; Shuddhabrata Sengupta, artist and member of the Raqs Media Collective; and Sumathi Ramaswamy, core affiliated faculty, BorderWork(s) Humanities Lab at Duke’s Franklin Humanities Institute; with an introduction by Philip Stern, associate professor of history and co-director of BorderWork(s). Followed by a reception with cash bar. Free and open to all. No reservation required.
This exhibition explores the creation and maintenance of borders, both physical as well as psychological, through the works of artists primarily from South Asia. These artists focus on the idea of partition as a productive space–where nations are made through forging new identities and relationships; reconfiguring memory and creative forgetting; re-writing history and the making of myths; and through the creation and patrolling of borders.