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SAI Visiting Artists: Rajyashri Goody, Faiham Ebna Sharif, Kabi Raj Lama, Imran Channa 

Chair: Jinah Kim, Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Department of History of Art and Architecture

What does a relationship between memory and history of Partition look like? How does one represent the negative space between conflictual concepts and interlinked stories, be they memory-history, labor-exploitation, trauma-healing, and imperialism-resistance?

This exhibition brings together works by four South Asian artists that unravel challenging social issues that often fall outside of the limelight. It explores possibilities that lie in making traditionally invisible stories and narratives visible, from tea garden workers in Bangladesh; personal accounts of trauma and healing after disasters in Nepal; Dalit resistance in India; and the fallibility of memory during the Partition in Pakistan.


There will be a reception from 5-6 PM in CGIS South Concourse, prior to the seminar.

The exhibition will run from April 16 – May 10.

Co-sponsored with the Harvard University Asia Center