On Friday November 10 at 7 pm, join artist Shahzia Sikander in conversation with Sadia Abbas moderated by Richard Davis as the opening event of Lahore on my Mind, a public festival that moves between the past and the present to explore the early modern, colonial, and contemporary cultural worlds of South Asia. 

Featuring artist interventions and discussions with thinkers, curators, and artists from the United States, Europe, and South Asia. Curated by historian Sugata Ray, Lahore on my Mind takes John Lockwood Kipling: Arts & Crafts in the Punjab and London as a starting point to reflect on the role of visual arts, performative practices, and literary cultures in shaping South Asia’s aesthetics, arts, and cultural politics in a globalized world.

We are pleased to extend complimentary need-based community tickets by request to all ticketed events. To learn more, please email 

Leading support for Public Programs at Bard Graduate Center comes from Gregory Soros and other generous donors. 

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