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LOS ANGELES

Hammer Museum

Zarina Hashmi

Paper Like Skin

ZARINA HASHMI, Tasbih, 2001, Maplewood stained with Sumi ink. 

Courtesy Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.

Printmaker and sculptor Zarina Hashmi, who prefers to go simply by her first name, has lived many lives in many places. Born in 1937 in India, into a Muslim family, her world crumbled around her at the age of ten with the destruction and mass migrations caused by the 1947 Partition of India and Pakistan. It was a pivotal event that profoundly affected her sense of belonging and…

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