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Exhibitions - Online Partition Museum - See Our Gallery

Exhibitions

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Virtual and Physical Art Exhibitions

The Online Partition Museum  curates art exhibitions that that thoughtfully engage with the complex fall-outs of the the two partitions of the Indian subcontinent – the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan, and the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War. The art exhibitions may be only virtual, only physical, or a combination of virtual and physical.

Online Partition Museum

Borders and Boundaries Redefined

The artists in this exhibition explore the shape, form, and impact of borders and boundaries, whether they be geographical, psychological, communal, personal, hostorical, or artistic. The exhibition builds on the ability of artists to redefine and expand on traditional understandings of borders and boundaries in visuall creative ways. 

Juried by artist and curator, Pritika Chowdhry, the exhibition was presented at The Art Center of Highland Park in Chicago, from August 11, 2023 – September 23, 2023.

It is now housed as a virtual 3D exhibitions in the Online Partition Museum, which you can view and walk through.

 
"Let's make a deal - the transition" by Tzuen Wu
"Wall of Bullets in Jallianwala Bagh" by Pritika Chowdhry

Online Partition Museum

Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories - Part 2

“Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories – part 2”, a solo art exhibition by Pritika Chowdhry, commemorates the 76th anniversary of the 1947 Partition of the Indian subcontinent. 

Chowdhry’s exhibition “Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories,” parts 1 and 2 bracket the 75th year of independence. Her newer works were featured in this solo exhibition at The Art Center of Highland Park in Chicago, from August 11, 2023 – September 23, 2023. It is now housed in the Online Partition Museum as a virtual 3D exhibition.

Online Partition Museum

Partition in the Modern World: Transdiasporic Art Perspectives

Partition in the Modern World: Transdiasporic Art Perspectives art exhibiton engages eleven different geopolitical partitions: the partitions of Palestine (1947, 1967, ongoing), Bosnia (1992), Cyprus (1974), Ireland (1921), Germany (1945), Mexico (1848), Native North America (1830-1850), India (1947), Pakistan/Bangladesh (1971), and Kashmir (1947, 1962, 1965).

This unique exhibition is now housed in the Online Partition Museum as a virtual 3D exhibition, after completing its physical exhibition at the Evanston Art Center in Chicago.

"Blue Sky" by Aida Hasanovic
"Remembering the Crooked Line" by Pritika Chowdhry

Online Partition Museum

Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories

Pritika Chowdhry’s exhibition “Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories” investigates the Partition of India in 1947, which created East and West Pakistan, and the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 in which East Pakistan became Bangladesh. Chowdhry’s experiential art installations are temporary anti-memorials to these two violent Partitions. 

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the 1947 Partition, several of her anti-memorials were exhibited at the South Asia Institute and are now housed in the Online Partition Museum as a virtual 3D exhibition.

Online Partition Museum

Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories

Pritika Chowdhry’s exhibition “Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories” investigates the Partition of India in 1947, which created East and West Pakistan, and the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971 in which East Pakistan became Bangladesh. Chowdhry’s experiential art installations are temporary anti-memorials to these two violent Partitions. 

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the 1947 Partition, several of her anti-memorials are being exhibited at the Online Partition Museum. 

The exhibition’s title, alludes to the painful and silenced narratives that have been elided from mainstream discourses of the Partition.

Online Partition Museum

Ebb/Flow

Addressing the violence of separation, the practice of keeping memories and the invasive effects of colonialism, PRITIKA CHOWDHRY, CHOTSANI ELAINE DEAN and COURTNEY M. LEONARD contemplate the past, the present and possible futures in their large scale, ceramic-based installation works. The individual works poetically contemplate the 1947 partition of India, the manual and psychological labor of enslaved and free African Americans and the changed environments and indigenous lifeways brought on by outside occupation and settlement.