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


WHEN March 7 - December 22, 2023
9 AM - 3 PM EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North, Events Space WHO 19 Washington Square North Open to the Public

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.

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

Curated by

  • Gayatri Gopinath, Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University

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