Home is a Foreign Place

Zarina American, born India

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Zarina’s prints have a refined aesthetic that is at once formally spare and conceptually layered. Raised in Aligarh, India, but having lived in cities across the globe, Zarina often explores questions about migration, exile, and the tenuous meanings of "home." Made during a particularly fraught period when the artist faced eviction from her Manhattan loft, the folios in this series are visual responses to words in her native Urdu that conjure multiple senses of home—from the areas of a physical space to the experience of weather in a particular place to the cosmic phenomena that mark the passage of time.

Home is a Foreign Place, Zarina (American, born Aligarh, India 1937–2020 London), Portfolio of 36 woodcut chine collé with Urdu text printed on paper and mounted on paper

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