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Loss, Longing, Belonging: Shahzia Sikander’s Khorfakkan Series

Sikander’s photographs, initially taken in 2012, depict the ruin and desolation of a South Asian movie theater and its sole caretaker in Khorfakkan, Sharjah, and speak poignantly to the questions of home, displacement, belonging, and unbelonging that touch the lives of many South Asian migrants in the UAE.

Curated by Gayatri Gopinath, Professor, Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University