Green Cardamom
Green Cardamom

Lines of Control
A Green Cardamom Project

Lines of Control is an exhibition-led inquiry into the notion of partition as a productive space –where nations are made through forging new identities and relationships; reconfiguring memory and creative forgetting; re-writing history and the making of myths; and through the creation and patrolling of physical and psychological borders. The project commenced with a workshop at London’s Royal Geographical Society in 2005, and has spawned writings, artists’ talks, film screenings, single project exhibitions, and in 2009, a three-part exhibition spread across London, Dubai, and Karachi.

The first phase of the project focused on the partition of India and the creation of Pakistan, and subsequently Bangladesh. The project was developed in partnership with partner galleries, public institutions, academics and artists. In the second phase, we take Lines of Control to North America, where it is hosted by and developed in partnership with Cornell and Duke Universities and the Herbert F. Johnson and Nasher Museum respectively.


Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art
Cornell University
January 21–April 1, 2012

Artists featured
Bani Abidi, Francis Alÿs, Sarnath Banerjee, Farida Batool, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Muhanned Cader, Duncan Campbell, Iftikhar Dadi, DAAR, Anita Dube, Taghreed Elsanhouri, Sophie Ernst, Gauri Gill, Shilpa Gupta, Zarina Hashmi, Emily Jacir, Ahsan Jamal, Nadia Kaabi-Linke, Amar Kanwar, Noa Lidor, Mario Mabor, Nalini Malani, Naeem Mohaiemen, Tom Molloy, Rashid Rana, Raqs Media Collective, Jolene Rickard, Hrair Sarkissian, Seher Shah, Surekha, Hajra Waheed, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, and Muhammad Zeeshan.

Tuesdays–Sundays, 10 am–5 pm
Free admission

Johnson Museum of Art