The Sindhu Project: Enigma of Roots is a multi-site exhibition debuting at the South Asia Institute in Chicago on June 17, 2021. It will be reconfigured for simultaneous exhibition in New Delhi, India at Exhibit320 and in Lahore, Pakistan at the National College of Arts’ Zahoor-ul-Akhlaq Gallery.
The Sindhu Project embodies responses of artists Mahwish Chishty and Gunjan Kumar to explorations of archaeological sites and artifacts in the expansive Sindhu (Indus) watershed, a geographical region stretching across northwest India and much of Pakistan. Through parallel journeys involving familial roots and enigmas of inhabited places across time, Chishty and Kumar bring contemporary art-making into dialogue with excavated forms that contribute to imagining this ancient riverine landscape.
Curated by Lise McKean, Ph.D.
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