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Rohingyas: Floating on the Dark Sea

2015
Zarina Hashmi, Rohingyas: Floating on the Dark Sea, 2015

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Zarina’s portrayal of an empty boat in Rohingyas: Floating on the Dark Sea, 2015 is heavy with symbolism of travel and transit, of isolation and escape. The title refers to the Rohingyas, a stateless Indo-Aryan ethnic group who claim to be indigenous to western Myanmar (also known as Burma) yet have been denied citizenship by the Myanmar government and become victims to an ongoing genocide. The international media have referred to the Rohingyas as ‘Boat People’ due to their sudden need to flee Myanmar to escape the genocidal violence. Since 2015, when Zarina created this work, the Myanmar government has continued to brutally persecute the Rohingya people, forcing over a million Rohingya to flee to other countries.

Zarina generously produced this limited edition in support of the new Tate Modern. Each woodcut is printed on BFK light paper and mounted onto on Arches Cover buff paper. Produced as an edition of 100, each work is signed and numbered by the artist.
  • Artist Zarina Hashmi
  • Artwork Rohingyas: Floating on the Dark Sea
  • Dimensions 40 x 30 cm
  • Material Woodcut on BFK light paper mounted on Arches Cover buff paper
  • Edition Edition of 100, signed and numbered
  • Date of work 2015
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Zarina Hashmi (1937 – 25 April 2020, b. Aligarh, India), known professionally as Zarina, worked in drawing, sculpture and print-making. She was an accomplished print-maker, studying woodblock printing in Bangkok and Tokyo, and intaglio with S. W. Hayter at Atelier-17 in Paris. She left India in 1958 to live and work in New York. Around the same time she left, her family were subject to relocation from Delhi to Karachi following the partition of India and Pakistan. Consequently exile and the loss of the family home are embedded in her work, whose spare visual vocabulary often evokes physical and psychological spaces relating to memories of childhood and later life. She exhibited at numerous venues internationally including representing India at the 2011 Venice Biennale, and her retrospective exhibition entitled Zarina: Paper Like Skin was presented at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles in 2012, and at the Guggenheim, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013.
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UK – 1-2 weeks

Europe – 2-4 weeks

Rest of world – 2-4 weeks

Delivery costs

We currently offer free standard delivery on UK orders over £50. Please note that this is offer is valid only online. Our other delivery costs are as follows.

For orders under £50:

UK – £3.60 per order

Europe – £12 per order

Rest of world – £28 per order

Limited editions

Due to the nature of our Limited Edition artworks, Tate offers rates for packaging materials to sufficiently protect the works and a fully insured, door-to-door courier service, for both UK and international shipping.

Unframed prints and small works:
UK – £30 each
Europe – £120 each
Rest of world – £150 each
 
Framed works and 3D objects:
UK – £50 each
Europe – £150 each
Rest of world – £180 each
 
Please note that some 3D artworks require bespoke shipping quotes, including Phyllida Barlow's Catch, 2016 and Taryn Simon's Anthem, 2015.
 

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