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9/11 Anti-memorial Project

Anti-memorials to 9/11

The 9/11 Anti-Memorial Project comprises artworks that engage with the post-9/11 US and global socio-political issues, from a counter-memory perspective. The artworks in this project are anti-memorials to 9/11, a traumatic geopolitical event, and highlight narratives that were erased from mainstream discourses of 9/11. It also seeks to make connections with 9/11-type attacks worldwide, in India, London, Paris, and Madrid.

Close-up of Ungrievable Lives, by Pritika Chowdhry

This anti-memorial seeks to memorialize the Iraqi, Afghani, Syrian, Yemeni, and Pakistani lives lost in America's Wars on Terror post-9/11. Official records put this number at about a million. Unofficial records claim the number to be 37 times that.

9/11 as a Metaphor

In this work, I examine the phenomenon of 9/11-type terrorist attacks that have proliferated globally since 9/11, with a special focus on the Madrid attacks on March 11, 2004, the Mumbai attacks on November 26, 2008, and the Paris attacks on November 13, 2015.

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