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The Work of Memory: Contemporary Artists Engage the Severed Past along the Indo-Pakistan Border

Work-in-progress by Krishna Luchomon, Creative Interruptions Artist Residency, Preetnagar.

This talk, delivered jointly by Anne Murphy and Raghavendra Rao K.V., addresses memory work along the Indo-Pakistan border that attempts to call to mind a once-shared culture that now is divided by an international boundary. The focus of the presentation is work completed in an international artists’ residency in October/November 2018 that were a part of a larger program of work entitled Creative Interruptions, supported by an Arts and Humanities Research Council UK grant with leading partner Strathclyde University, Scotland. An exhibition will follow in February 2019. The work will be placed in the context of a broader effort to integrate the arts and research in addressing cultural history and the quest to remember that has been pursued locally through the South Asian Canadian Histories Association, which was co-founded by Murphy and Rao in 2016 with several others.

When: Thursday January 10, 2019 | 4 – 5 pm
MOA Room 213
Speakers: Anne Murphy, Associate Professor, Asian Studies, UBC & Raghavendra Rao K.V., Visual Artist