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Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora

Exhibition Opening and Keynote Panel
Allan deSouza (b. 1958 in Nairobi, Kenya. Lives and works, in Los Angeles, CA).
Allan deSouza (b. 1958 in Nairobi, Kenya. Lives and works, in Los Angeles, CA). Rumpty-Tumpty Series #5, 1997/2017. Digital prints from film. Courtesy of the artist and Talwar Gallery, New York and New Delhi

Exhibition Opening and Keynote Panel
Asia Society: Friday, June 30

Keynote Panel: 6:30–8:00 pm
Featuring: Jaishri Abichandani, Swati Khurana, Jaret Vadera, Asha Ganpat, Allan deSouza, and Naeem Mohaiemen. Moderator: Anuradha Vikram
Reception: 8:00-9:00 pm
Galleries open to the public from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm (free admission from 6:00-9:00 pm).

Join us for the opening of the exhibition Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora, organized by Asia Society Museum with the support of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. This exhibition considers the work of 19 contemporary artists from the South Asian diaspora who explore notions of home and issues relating to migration, gender, race, and memory across mediums and aesthetics.

Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, NY

Related symposium “Fatal Love: Where Are We Now?"
Queens Museum: Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2, All Day 

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition, the “Fatal Love: Where Are We Now” symposium brings together South Asian American artists, curators, and academics to discuss the state of the field and to identify strategies for bringing the work of contemporary South Asian artists and cultural practitioners to a broader audience. Co-organized by the Queens Museum and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and held at the Queens Museum, on July 1 and 2. The opening keynote panel and reception are at Asia Society on Friday, June 30.

Registration is required for the keynote panel, reception, and symposium. See Event Details.

Queens Museum, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens, NY 

Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora is made possible by the generous support of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Critical funding is provided by the Burger Collection, Hong Kong.

 

 

 

 

 

Event Details

Fri 30 Jun 2017
6:30pm - 9:00pm

725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, NYC

Free. Registration Required.