"Fragile Borders and Rituals of Remembrance"

Billy Anania, Hyperallergic, October 28, 2019

Exhibition review Paper Borders, Hyperallergic, 28 October 2019:

 

"In Paper Borders artists Emma Nishimura and Tahir Carl Karmali articulate the experience of displacement using delicate materials crafted by hand.

 

The border as a symbol functions rather incoherently. Jagged lines surround diverse populations, converting open land into territory. Although they appear solid, borders are mere illusions of security. They are as fragile as the materials that bind citizens to nations. This is the central tenet of a new exhibition at the International Print Center. In Paper Borders, artists Emma Nishimura and Tahir Carl Karmali articulate the experience of displacement using delicate materials crafted by hand. "