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Wolfson College, University of Cambridge

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The exhibition will be opened by the President, Professor Jane Clarke, on Tuesday 10 October, with viewing in the Combination Room and Dining Hall from 5pm and a panel discussion on the visual legacy of Partition entitled:

Locating South Asia – Institutional Representation of a Region from 6-7pm in the Lee Hall, Wolfson College.

Speakers include: Sona Datta (former Curator South Asian Art, Peabody Essex Museum); Skinder Hundal (CEO Nottingham New Art Exchange); Hammad Nasar (Senior Research Fellow, Paul Mellon Centre); Nada Razar (Research Curator for Tate Research Centre: Asia); and Sarah Victoria Turner (Deputy Director for Research, Paul Mellon Centre). The panel will be chaired by Cleo Roberts (UKIERI PhD researcher) who is also curator of the exhibition.

Supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Representing Partition: India and Pakistan comprises an exhibition and a series of events at Wolfson College, Barton Road, Cambridge CB3 9BB. The exhibition is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays 3pm to 5pm, from 14 October to 10 December 2017.

Falling in the 70th year since India and Pakistan were rendered independent nation states, the series will explore the visual character of this moment, and understand how visual culture was used to facilitate, and articulate this transformation for global audiences.

The show offers an original contribution to understanding the visual significance of Partition and includes sketches made at the precise moment of the hand-over in 1947, photojournalism and illustrated advertisements. Bringing together loans from the Imperial War Museum, London Library, Royal Academy, Centre of South Asian Studies (Cambridge) and Royal Asiatic Society for the first time, the exhibition is an opportunity to experience the political use of representation during this challenging process. In parallel, an exhibition of the work of contemporary Kashmiri artist Prashast Kachru subtly examines the impact of this critical moment.

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