Zarina: Dark Roads presents selected works of prints and sculpture across the expanse of three decades by artist Zarina Hashmi, the 2017-18 Artist-in-Residence at the A/P/A Institute at NYU.
The exhibition marks the 70th anniversary of the 1947 Partition of India, which resulted in one of the largest forced migrations in the history of the world. The grave and lasting impacts of war, colonialism, and division are at the center of Zarina’s work, which foregrounds the personal and the intimate. The artist reflects on her own subjectivity as a child of Partition, and as refugee, traveler, and immigrant: “I have always been familiar with the vocabulary of flight, borders, and what it is to be separated from your family.”[i]
Zarina: Dark Roads will be on view October 6, 2017-February 2, 2018, Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at 8 Washington Mews. Gallery hours are subject to change, please click here to plan your visit.
The gallery at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute presents two to three exhibitions per year, focusing on the work of both emerging and established artists of Asian/Pacific descent. Each exhibition is part of an on-going effort by A/P/A to investigate modes of cultural expression among Asian/Pacific/American and diasporic communities. Presented in conjunction with relevant A/P/A courses, symposia, and public programs, the gallery exhibitions offer the opportunity for cross-cultural dialogue, leading to a deeper understanding of broad issues through the specificity of one artist’s vision.
Woodcut on BFK light paper
Mounted on Somerset Antique paper
Sheet Size: 27.5 x 22 inches
Image Size: 16.75 x 13 inches
© Zarina; Courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.
[i] From an interview with Zarina Hashmi by Asma Naeem for the Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas, Fall 2017, Vol. 2, Issue 3. Leiden: Brill.