R162 Kanwar A Season Outside 001

Amar Kanwar, A Season Outside, 1997, 16mm color film, sound, transferred to digital video (projection), 30 min. loop, Edition number two of six. Image courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery.

September 5, 2013 – January 3, 2015

 

About the Exhibition

A Season Outside is a work by Indian born artist Amar Kanwar that reveals the tension surrounding the militarized border between India and Pakistan. The work is an abstract digital video projection of the sunset ritual of closing the gate on the border at Wagah-Atari juxtaposed with images of enforced division, theatrical military posturing, and real violence in the region. These images are accompanied by a voiceover offered by the artist, a narrative of what has occurred in his own family and a suggestion of how deeply this aggression has affected the cultures and individuals involved.
[pullquote align=right] a personal and philosophical journey through the shadows of past generations, conflicting positions, borders and time zones
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The artist has said, “There is perhaps no border outpost in the world quite like Wagah . . . an outpost where every evening people are drawn to a thin white line . . . and probably anyone in the eye of a conflict could find themselves here. A Season Outside is a personal and philosophical journey through the shadows of past generations, conflicting positions, borders and time zones—a nomad wandering through lines of separation, examining the scars of violence and dreams of hope scattered among communities and nations.”

 

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