Livingston, Wendy Hower
Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space explores the creation and maintenance of borders, both physical as well as psychological, through the works of artists primarily from South Asia. These artists focus on the idea of partition as a productive space where nations are made through forging new identities and relationships; reconfiguring memory and creative forgetting; re-writing history and the making of myths; and through the creation and patrolling of borders. IMAGE: Amar Kanwar, Trilogy: A Season Outside (detail), 1997. Video (color, sound), 30:00 minute loop. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris.