Shared Histories, Unbordered Memories

Illuminating the impact of the Partition on artists and art practices in India and Pakistan

The year 2022 marks the 75th anniversary of the Partition in the subcontinent. On this occasion, we brought together artists Salima Hashmi and Priyanka Chhabra in an intergenerational conversation that explores the making of art in post-Partition India and Pakistan. The talk expands upon their personal and familial understanding of the Partition, and how it has influenced their individual art practices. 

The conversation has been moderated by Krittika Kumari, Digital Editor at MAP and author of MAP’s visual essay, Art as Witness: 75 Years of Partition, in collaboration with ZVM Rangoonwala Foundation featuring works from the VM Art Gallery Permanent Collection, which looks at artistic responses to the Partition across India and Pakistan.

This event is part of MAP’s series Beyond Borders. This August and September, MAP commemorates the 75th year of India’s independence, with events around the theme Beyond Borders. Over the next two months, we explore and critique the concept of borders via multiple registers – history, geography, identity, and migration. Witness global practitioners and experts in conversation with each other, reimagining the meaning and significance of borders. 

Speaker Profile

Salima Hashmi

Priyanka Chhabra

Krittika Kumari

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