Zarina Hashmi: Mapping Home

Zarina Blinding Light and Home is a Foreign Place

Susan Friedman has described the homonym roots/routes as "two sides of the same coin: roots, signifying identity based on stable cores and continuities; routes, suggesting identity based on travel, change and disruption." I have always visualized veteran artist Zarina Hashmi's home on wheels as embodying this duality. Like much of her work, her piece entitled I Went on a Journey explores the concept of "home" and self-location. As she puts it, "I make a home wherever I am. My home is my hiding … [Read more...]


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