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Exhibition: “Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories”: Partition Anti-Memorial Project

August 6 - December 10

$5 – $10

Through experiential art installations “Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories” investigates the Partition of India in 1947.

This year marks 75 years since the Partition of India in 1947, which created Pakistan, and eventually, Bangladesh in 1971. Pritika Chowdhry’s experiential art installations are temporary ‘anti-memorials’ to the Partition.

Often described as the Holocaust of South Asia, the Partition triggered the largest migration in human history with over 20 million people displaced, approximately 2 million killed and over 300,000 women were abducted in the communal violence that ensued.

The exhibition addresses the many facets of the Partition from a counter-memory perspective through experiential art installations. The title alludes to the painful and silenced narratives that have been elided from mainstream discourses of the Partition.

When a memory is unbearable, how does one memorialize it? And when a history is unspeakable, how does one talk about it? The exhibition’s title, “Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories” alludes to the painful and silenced narratives that have been excluded from mainstream discourses of the Partition.

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ARTIST LED TOURS AT 1PM EVERY OTHER SATURDAY!

Sep 3 and 17 | Oct 01, 15 and 29 | Nov 12 | Dec 10

Organizer

South Asia Institute
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South Asia Institute
1925 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616 United States
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