February 15th, 2012
Ithaca, NY—The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University will host a symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Lines of Control on Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4, 2012.
Lines of Control was initiated by Green Cardamom, a London-based nonprofit arts organization, in 2005, and is an exhibition-led inquiry into the formative and ongoing dilemmas of the nation-state in the modern and contemporary era. It investigates the notion of partition- and border-making practices, where nations are formed through forging new identities, producing new histories, reconfiguring memories, and the patrolling of physical and psychological borders.
Artists represented in the Lines of Control exhibition are Bani Abidi, Francis Alÿs, Sarnath Banerjee, Farida Batool, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Muhanned Cader, Duncan Campbell, Iftikhar Dadi, DAAR, Anita Dube, Taghreed Elsanhouri, Sophie Ernst, Gauri Gill, Shilpa Gupta, Zarina Hashmi, Emily Jacir, Ahsan Jamal, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Amar Kanwar, Noa Lidor, Mario Mabor, Nalini Malani, Naeem Mohaiemen, Tom Molloy, Rashid Rana, Raqs Media Collective, Jolene Rickard, Hrair Sarkissian, Seher Shah, Surekha, Hajra Waheed, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, and Muhammad Zeeshan.
SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT SEATING IS LIMITED. TO RESERVE A SPACE OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Elizabeth Saggese, Johnson Museum of Art, 607 254-4642, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline is Friday, February 24.
Transportation assistance from New York City to Ithaca on Saturday morning, March 3, is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Saturday, March 3
Curators Hammad Nasar, Iftikhar Dadi, and Ellen Avril, introduction
Jolene Rickard, Cornell University, Indigenous Borders Visualized in the Americas
Artist Amar Kanwar in conversation with curator Hammad Nasar
Sunday, March 4
10:00 am–12:00 noon
Salah Hassan, Cornell University, Sudan: Partition or Secession?
Sumathi Ramaswamy, Duke University, Midnight's Line
Seher Shah, artist presentation
Aamir Mufti, UCLA, No Place like Home
Sandhini Poddar, Guggenheim Museum, Desiring-Machines
Naeem Mohaiemen, artist presentation
Saloni Mathur, UCLA, Partition and the Historiography of Art
Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Raqs Media Collective, artist presentation
Major funding for the exhibition, catalogue, and accompanying programs is provided by the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, the Jarett F. and Younghee Kim-Wait Fund for Contemporary Islamic and Middle Eastern Arts, the Jarett F. and Younghee Kim-Wait Fund for Korean Arts, Gandhara-Art, Mondriaan Fund, and Ali and Amna Naqvi. Additional support for the symposium, catalogue, and film program was provided by Cornell University's Institute for Comparative Modernities; the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning; the Minority, Indigenous, and Third World Studies Research Group; the Department of Art; the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies; the Department of the History of Art; Cornell Cinema; and the South Asia Program.