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HOME1947: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

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Now on view at Oklahoma Contemporary, ” HOME1947: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy” explores the lives and stories of the millions displaced during the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan.

Through photography, VR, film, archival materials and immersive installations, Pakistani Canadian filmmaker Obaid Chinoy crafts visual memories of sight, sound and scent. From the fragrance of jasmine to childhood homes left behind, the artist recreates feelings of loss and longing, stating, “ HOME1947 is my ode to that generation.”

HOME1947 recreates a historical chapter as a means of honoring memory rather than justifying polarization. On view through July 22 – admission is free: okcontemp.org.

– Cassandra Watson

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