Exhibitions

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

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

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.

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.