Conference: The Art of Independence: Visions of the Past and Future in India and Pakistan
At Midnight on the 15th of August 1947 India and Pakistan achieved their freedom from British Rule. This Conference commemorates the 70th anniversary of that independence. Artists, curators, filmmakers and academics stage a multidisciplinary and multi-media discussion that asks: What futures did the citizens of these new nations envision for themselves? How might we think about the midnight hour, and its many imagined futures, in retrospect?
Day 1, Dreams and Nightmares:
Spectacle, Partition and Progress
12 October 2017, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Day 2, Futures Lost and Found:
Citizenship and Contemporary Art
13 October 2017, Courtauld Institute of Art, London