"Thoroughly enjoyable"
The New Yorker

"Long overdue"
Cobo Social

"For immigrants, the children of them, and anyone of South Asian descent, this exhibit is no less than a love letter to you."
Odyssey

"A most lively and provocative show not to be missed"
International Examiner

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, considers the work of nineteen 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. These artists represent a microcosm of the American experience and their respective practices across four decades have collectively made a significant impact on the development of contemporary art in the United States. 

Featured artists: Jaishri Abichandani, Anila Quayyum Agha, Mequitta Ahuja, Rina Banerjee, Khalil Chishtee, Ruby Chishti, Allan deSouza, Chitra Ganesh, Mariam Ghani, Vandana Jain, Gautam Kansara, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Naeem Mohaiemen, Kanishka Raja, Tenzing Rigdol, Shahzia Sikander, Jaret Vadera, Palden Weinreb, and Zarina.

Related Programs & Events

EXHIBITION OPENING AND KEYNOTE PANEL
Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora
Friday, June 30• 6:30 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. The keynote panel opens the related symposium "Fatal Love: Where are We Now?" which takes place on July 1&2 at the Queens Museum. 


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