Mapping Memory is part of Transforming Narratives’ online collaborative project. Over the time frame of four months, Shaheen Ahmed, Jafrin Gulshan and Saba Khan consolidated the archives from Birmingham (UK), Lahore and Bangladesh to map out movement of ideas, friendships and conversations. This led to an understanding of a larger narrative between the regions through our artists. We have chosen artists on their institution building capacities, those who played roles in pedagogy and as mentors and were pioneers of art movements. Our predecessors had the privilege to cross borders, study abroad which allowed free flow of ideas and aesthetics. However in more recent years artists have faced more pertinent challenges with regards to travel and higher education escalating fees. Perhaps through this 2020 pandemic artists will work towards more environmentally sustainable online collaborations.
Part of Transforming Narratives, British Council
Also shown as a part of Diasporic Rhizomes at South Asia Institute Chicago
And part of London, Asia, Art, Worlds Conference at Paul Mellon Centre, London