Return to Sender: Women of Color in Colonial Postcards & the Politics of Representation
An art exhibition inspired by Mara Ahmed’s film of the same title. With Fatimah Arshad, Urvashi Bhattacharya and Sumayia Islam
The purpose of this Exhibition Catalog is to provide more historical context for the film and exhibition, Return to Sender: Women of Color in Colonial Postcards & the Politics of Representation. It hopes to excavate layers of colonial history, gender relations, and power dynamics in order to deconstruct the male gaze (a concept rooted in the objectification and sexualization of women), and to clarify its intersection with colonialism and imperialism.
Huntington’s History & Decorative Arts Museum, Huntington, New York | FALL 2023
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by The Huntington Arts Council, Inc