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Unbearable Memories, Unspeakable Histories

Solo retrospective of Pritika Chowdhry's Partition Anti-Memorial Project at the South Asia Institute of Chicago to mark the 75th Anniversary of the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan.

Through quiet but searing installations, artist Pritika Chowdhry reckons with violence that ripples through generations: mass displacement, rape and riots tracing back to the snaking borders that split a nation. For 15 years, she has made artworks based on the partition of British India into an independent India and Pakistan in 1947, as well as the bloody nationalist conflict that followed in East Pakistan, which cleaved off to become Bangladesh in 1971.

Jacqui Palumbo,

Writer + Producer

CNN Style

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