See Pink Neon Sculptures Memorializing the Radcliffe Line at South Asia Institute in Chicago

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A socio-political, feminist artist, Chicago’s Pritika Chowdhry creates art installations that serve as anti-memorials to traumatic geopolitical events.
Her new project, Partition of India and Radcliffe Line, depicts the Partition of India in 1947 imposed by British decree, and how it impacted Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, and Bengali women
August 15, 2022 marks the 75th anniversary of this ill-fated event.
Partition of India and the Radcliffe Line – ‘Cracking India: The Line that Still Bleeds’ is a series of pink neon sculptures that allude to the gendered experience of the Partition
The series recalls the formalized division that placed India in-between two Pakistani regions, intensifying distrust between religious groups and leading to coomunal riots and war.
Chowdhry’s grandparents survived the Partition of India but lost members of their family. She has since devoted her art to examining such traumatic geopolitical events.
Chowdhry’s newest project represents the pain and brutality triggered by a foreign power, and highlights the powerlessness victims of geopolitical strife are forced to bear.
Click on the link in the description to view Pritika Chowdhry’s Partition of India and the Radcliffe Line – ‘Cracking India: The Line that Still Bleeds.’


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