I will meet you again | Salima Hashmi & Graciela Magnoni

Tue Feb 27 2024 at 05:30 pm to 06:00 pm

Project Space, Alserkal Avenue | Dubai

Alserkal Avenue
Publisher/HostAlserkal Avenue
I will meet you again | Salima Hashmi & Graciela Magnoni
The fourth session of Majlis Talks, curated by Zoé Whitley, is a conversation between Salima Hashimi & Graciela Magnoni
About this Event

I will meet you again; Stories of loss and redemption

The conversation between Graciela Magnoni and Salima Hashmi is an extension of the ongoing exhibition Watan at 1x1 Art Gallery that captures the very essence of Punjab on either sides of the border of India and Pakistan.

The conversation title is adapted from the poetry of Amirta Pritam that shall elaborate on poetry as a tool for resistance, as a voice that speaks of the oppressed yet also a medium that draws on unity and solidarity. The exchange shall broadly also look at language as a fluid material that transcends geographies and political borders. 

About speakers

Salima Hashmi is an artist (b. 1942, Delhi), curator and contemporary art historian. She was founding Dean at the Mariam Dawood School of Visual Arts and Design at Beaconhouse National University, Lahore in 2003 and now serves as Professor Emeritus. She taught at the National College of Arts, Lahore, for 30 years and was the Principal of the College for 4 years. Her book “Unveiling the Visible- Lives and Works of Women Artists of Pakistan” was published in 2002, and ‘Memories, Myths, Mutations – Contemporary Art of India and Pakistan’ co- authored with Yashodhara Dalmia for Oxford University Press, India in 2006. She has edited ‘The Eye Still Seeks – Contemporary Art of Pakistan for Penguin Books, India in 2014. “Nazar Ki Umang” edited Urdu translation of ‘The Eye Still Seeks’ for Sang-e-Meel, Pakistan in 2020. Salima Hashmi curated “Hanging Fire” an exhibition of Pakistani Contemporary Art for Asia Society Museum, New York in 2009, which was accompanied by an extensive catalogue. She curated the critically acclaimed exhibition titled ‘This Night-Bitten Dawn’ hosted by Gujral Foundation and the Devi Art Foundation in Delhi, which opened on the occasion of the Delhi Art Fair, 2016. She has been bestowed with many awards some of them include The Australian Council of Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) nominated her as Inaugural International Fellow, for distinguished service to art and design education in 2011. She was awarded the Alma Award by Alma Culture Center, Oslo, Norway for promotion of tolerance through performance in 2016. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Bath Spa University, UK in 2016 amongst many others.

Graciela Magnoni was born in Uruguay in 1961. Her photojournalist career began in the Brazilian Press in 1984. In 2003 she moved to Singapore and started to photograph on the streets in many cities around the region and the world. In 2021 her project NOSOTRAS, about women all over the world, was shortlisted for The Leica Oskar Barnack Award in Germany. The same year Graciela published her first book WATAN based on the Punjab region from both sides of the Indian and Pakistani border.

Event Photos

Salima Hashimi

Event Photos

Graciela Magnoni


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Project Space, Alserkal Avenue, 17th Street, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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