NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute will feature “Dark Roads,” an exhibition featuring the work of visual artist Zarina Hashmi, at 8 Washington Mews (between 5th Avenue and University Place) from Oct. 6, 2017 through Feb. 2, 2018.
A/P/A’s Artist-in-Residence for the 2017-18 academic year, Zarina, who was born in Aligarh, India and currently lives and works in New York, adopts the recurring themes of home, displacement, borders, refugees, and memory. Her work is defined by her adherence to the personal and the essential.
Among the works in the exhibition are: “Refugee Camp,” which was inspired by the current refugee crisis; “Rohingyas: Floating on the Sea of Memory,” which calls to mind the Rohingya Muslims who are currently fleeing Myanmar, which is led by Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi; and “A Child’s Boat for Aylan and Ghalib,” an allusion to Alan, 3, and Ghalib Kurdi, 5, Syrian refugees who bodies washed onto the Turkish coastline in 2015.
Images in the “Dark Roads” exhibition, free and open to the public, may be downloaded here. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon. through Fri.
To plan your visit, please call 212.998.3700 or go to apa.nyu.edu. Subways: R, W (8th St.), A, C, E, B, D, F, M (W. 4th St.)
Artists-in-Residence are invited to bring their notoriety, artistic work, and history of involvement with the Asian/Pacific American community to NYU. Artists-in-Residence use their time at A/P/A to create important new work, artistic retrospectives, forums, or conferences. Scholars, fellow artists, and community members familiar or new to the artists’ work, gain a unique opportunity to engage with the Artists-in-Residence within a university setting.