Updated 10/4: Please see information on Susan Harbage Page talk 10/7


Over the past two years, the BorderWork(s) Lab has worked closely with the Nasher Museum to plan a trio of related exhibits on the human consequences of the creation and regulation of borders. One of them – Pedro Lasch, Susan Harbage Page and Yinka Shonibareopened in late July. We are thrilled to announce that on Thursday September 19, Lines of Control: The Partition as a Productive Space, will open along with Defining Lines: Cartography in the Age of Empire.


Lines of Control is a major traveling exhibit of (mostly) South Asian contemporary art that explores, as its subtitle signals, the idea of partition as a productive space – a 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. Defining Lines is curated by a team of BorderWork(s) undergraduates who have previously organized Mapping the City: A Stranger’s Guide at the Perkins Library. Below we have put together a handy list of events related to all three shows, including gallery talks featuring our students and faculty. Please join us!


BorderWork(s) @ the Nasher Exhbitions and Events (all events are at the Nasher except Susan Harbage Page talk):


* July 15, 2013 – December 1, 2013: Pedro Lasch, Susan Harbage Page and Yinka Shonibare

* September 19, 2013 – February 2, 2014: Lines of Control: The Partition as a Productive Space

* September 19, 2013 – December 15, 2013: Defining Lines: Cartography in the Age of Empire

* September 19, 2013, 7pm: Lines of Control opening night conversation with curator/artist Iftikhar Dadi, artist Shuddhabrata Sengupta, and BW faculty Sumathi Ramaswamy and Philip Stern

* October 3, 2013, 6pm: Defining Lines Gallery Talk with student curators and Profs. Ramaswamy and Stern (cash bar opens 5:30pm)

* October 7, 2013, 7pm @ FHI Garage: Susan Harbage Page, “What Border-Crossers Leave Behind in the Mexican-American Desert”

* November 7, 2013, 6pm: Pedro Lasch Gallery Talk (cash bar opens 5:30pm)


Also see this Nasher Museum’s e-postcard for other events related to Lines of Control.