A Pakistani artist’s search for home
Mint Lounge
March 10, 2021

A Pakistani artist’s search for home

“The title of Pakistani-born artist Zoya Siddiqui’s ongoing show, hosted online by Bengaluru’s Museum of Art & Photography, is laced with irony. A Distant Place, as this body of predominantly video-based work is called, is an arch reference to the idea of home—or rather to the ways in which most people around the world remember and un-remember their homes. The concept may be inflected by the passage of time and physical distance, made and unmade through proximity and separation, or leavened by harsher realities—be it forced migration, trauma or tragedy.”

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