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Zarina, Beyond the Stars, 2014, woodcut printed on BFK light paper collaged with 22-karat gold leaf and Urdu text mounted on Somerset Antique paper.

Altered Inheritances: Home is a Foreign Place (18 March – 23 June 2019) a conversation between Shilpa Gupta and Zarina, hinged around two key works by both artists from the Ishara collection. The exhibition features work made from the 1970s to the present, and will reframe the idea of belonging with poetic and personal evocations of how geographical dislocation transforms ordinary lives. Its reference points are around the borders of South Asia, but with an awareness of migration and mobility as globally resonant experiences in our times.

 

Ishara Art Foundation is a new space focused on contemporary art from a South Asian context. We have an expansive definition of the region, which includes the diaspora and overlapping histories of the region around India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Our dedicated space and exhibitions programme, the first of its kind in West Asia, will build on the shared histories, continued presence and cultural contribution of South Asian voices in the Gulf.