Loss, Longing, Belonging: Shahzia Sikander’s Khorfakkan Series


WHEN March 7, 2023
6-7:30 PM EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

Please note that this event was postponed from its original date. The NEW date/time is March 7 at 6:00PM EST.

On the occasion of the opening of her exhibition, renowned Pakistani-American artist Shahzia Sikander is in conversation with Professor Gayatri Gopinath. Sikander’s photographs, initially taken in 2012, depict the ruin and desolation of a South Asian movie theater and its sole caretaker in Khorfakkan, Sharjah, and speak poignantly to the questions of home, displacement, belonging, and unbelonging that touch the lives of many South Asian migrants in the UAE.

Visit the related exhibition webpage here

Image credit: Shahzia Sikander, The Cypress Despite Its freedom Is Held Captive to the Garden (2012-2013), Khorfakkan Cinema, Sharjah UAE. Courtesy of Shahzia Sikander Studio.

  • Shahzia Sikander, Visual Artist
In conversation with
  • Gayatri Gopinath, Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and Director, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, NYU

In Collaboration with

NYU Intersectional Feminist/Queer Studies Collective
Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, NYU
Grey Art Gallery, New York University

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