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'How we mark the land'
27 Oct,2016
The act of cartography, while seemingly utilitarian and benign, has been a powerful way of documenting and marking territory as a means of exploration, control and conquest. Artists from Pakistan have explored the possibilities and limitations of this practice since Partition - the creation of which was also the result of arbitrary demarcation. This exhibition brings together disparate and diverse practices exploring how artists have been inspired by, addressed and critiqued the notion of cartography and representation through exploring its limitations and reappropriating its ability to discipline and control. In their experiments they have subverted hegemonic practices and reimagined new forms of visuality and seeing. They have grappled with and addressed complex issues of home, colony, belonging and transcendence.