Zarina: A Tribute

by  Various

Friends and colleagues of the late artist remember her life and work.

I feel very privileged to have known and worked, as a curator and writer, with Zarina. In 2012-13, her remarkable retrospective ‘Zarina: Paper Like Skin’ showed at the Hammer Museum, Guggenheim and Art Institute of Chicago

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Oneiric homes: Zarina at KNMA

by  Gayatri Sinha

aate hain ghaib se yeh mazamin khayal mein

ghalib sari-e-khamah nava-e-sarosh hai

[“These ideas visit the imagination from beyond: in the scratching of the reed pen (I hear) the angel’s song.”]

It is serendipitous and deeply poignant that a fulsome expansive exhibition of

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The Art of Dispossession

by  Nadia Nooreyezdan

In the summer of 2015, while working in New Delhi, I ventured into the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art to see Constructs|Constructions, a collection of works by 30 artists. I found myself circling back, repeatedly, to Zarina’s ‘Home is a Foreign Place’ (1999). The work consists of 36 woodblock prints,

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Silent Soliloquy

by  Uma Nair

When an artist makes a statement through a form that lends itself to an expression of the personal and the perceptive, the works seem to embody the transience beheld within the very exercise of capturing that sense of assonance in the modulations of harmony.

Zarina’s cachet of works from the 70’s,

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Zarina's Folding House

by  Devika Singh

Essay first published as the introduction to Zarina: Folding House, Gallery Espace, New Delhi, 2014.

Drawings of houses have long acted as portable repositories of Zarina’s migrant biography. The variations she developed throughout her career on their shapes, sizes and floor plans

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Zarina Hashmi: Sacred Geometry of Light and Darkness

by  S Kalidas

Kya bood-o-baash poochho ho poorab ke saakino; hamko ghareeb jaan ke hans hans pukaar ke

Dilli jo ek shahar tha aalam mein intakhaab; rahte the muntakhib hi jahan rozgaar ke

Usko falak ne loot ke veeran kar diya; ham rahnewale hein usi ujare dayar ke

Why ask where

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