[nyfoil-l] Edge of Desire/Fatal Love Opening at QMA on SUN 2/27
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Fri Feb 18 09:10:06 CST 2005
Attached please find an invitation to the opening of Fatal Love: South Asian
American Art Now, which I co-curated along with companion exhibit Edge of
Desire: Recent Art in India. This has been a labor of love for me for the
past few months, so I appreciate it if you could forward the announcement
and attend the opening. This is an amazing opportunity to showcase South
Asian cultural production in America, and there is a host of amazing (and
free!) performance events and discussions that have been organized to
complement the shows (more announcements to come!). The work and the events
highlight crucial issues both political and aesthetic that affect our
communities both here and on the Subcontinent.
Thanks in advance for your support, and hopefully see you on the 27th! Note
for Manhattanites, there is a free shuttle bus leaving Asia Society at 2:30
going directly to the museum for the opening. The opening features artists
talks, tours, readings, performances, and free food. Please help us
QUEENS MUSEUM OF ART
OPENING RECEPTION: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 3 - 6 PM
Edge of Desire:
RECENT ART IN INDIA
South Asian American Art Now
Opening reception will feature:
Artists talk with Iftikhar Dadi, Farheen HaQ, Naeem Mohaiemen, Chitra
Ganesh, Rina Banerjee and Shahzia Sikander.
Readings by Suketu Mehta and Meena Alexander.
Dance performance by Preeti Vasudevan's Thresh Dance Company.
Musical performances by Bijli singing ghazals with live musical
accompaniment, and DJ Zakhm.
Refreshments will be served.
A free shuttle bus to the QMA will leave the Asia Society (725 Park Avenue
at 70th Street) at 2:30 PM
By Subway, Via # 7 Flushing IRT, exit Shea Stadium/Willets Point stop.
Follow signs to the Museum, which is located next to the Unisphere.
A ten-minute walk through the park to the museum.
By Car, Via the Grand Central Parkway, exit at Shea Stadium and follow signs
to the Museum. Free parking.
For additional information visit www.queensmuseum.org or call 718.592.9700.
Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India
The Queens Museum of Art and the Asia Society co-present Edge of Desire:
Recent Art in India, the first major exhibition of contemporary Indian art
in the United States. Including 80 pieces dating from 1993 to the present,
the exhibition places work by internationally recognized contemporary
artists alongside those of India's most innovative, emerging artists. The
result is a dual-venue show, with elements at the QMA and Asia Society
concurrently, that traverses conventional divides between urban, fine art
and folk tradition art, and between high culture and popular culture.
Artists include Ganga Devi Bhatt, Manu Chitrakar, Swarna Chitrakar, Atul
Dodiya, Shilpa Gupta, Subodh Gupta, Archana Hande, N.S. Harsha, Rummana
Hussain, Tushar Joag, Ranbir Kaleka, Ravi Kashi, Mallikarjun Katakol, Sonia
Khurana, Raj Kumar, Nalini Malani, Umesh Maddannahalli, Kausik Mukhopadhyay,
Pushpamala N. and Clare Arni, Surendran Nair, Open Circle, Cyrus Oshidar/MTV
India, Sudhir Patwardhan, Raqs Media Collective, N.N. Rimzon, Sharmila
Samant, Nataraj Sharma, Gulammohammed Sheikh, Nilima Sheikh, Dayanita Singh,
Subhash Singh Vyam, K.G. Subramanyan, Vivan Sundaram, L.N. Tallur, Vasudha
Thozhur, Santosh Kumar Das and Sonadhar Vishwakarma. Curated by Chaitanya
Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India will be on view
February 27 - June 5, 2005.
Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India and related programs are made possible
with support from The Reliance Group, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the
Visual Arts, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, MAP Fund, State Bank of
India, Purnendu and Amita Chatterjee, Gita and Sonny Mehta, Indra and Raj
Nooyi, Arts International, Catherine Gamble Curran, Skadden, Arps, Slate,
Meagher & Flom LLP, Sullivan and Cromwell, Bose Pacia, Sir Dorabji Tata
Trus, and the Asia Society's India Fund. WNYC is the media sponsor of Edge
Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now
Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now captures an important moment in
South Asian American art - a moment of change, focus, and redefinition.
Featuring 29 artists speaking of universal themes in art, challenging
socially imposed definitions and identities, and traversing psychological
terrain, this exhibition is relevant to the here and now, encompassing high
and popular art discourses, and political and formal art traditions.
For the past decade, New York has functioned as the nexus for avant-garde
South Asian American cultural production. In Fatal Love self-taught artists
practicing in isolation rub shoulders with local gallery veterans, their
varied experiences and ongoing dialogues contributing to a show that intends
to reflect the multiplicity of current artistic practices within this
Artists include Dhruvi Acharya, Rina Banerjee, Siona Benjamin, Anna Bhushan,
Iftikhar and Elizabeth Dadi, Mareena Waheeda Daredia, Safia Fatimi, Chitra
Ganesh, Farheen HaQ, Mala Iqbal, Vandana Jain, Indira Freitas Johnson,
Rajkamal Kahlon, Swati Khurana, Bari Kumar, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Naeem
Mohaiemen and Ibrahim Quraishi, Nitin Mukul, Prema Murthy, Pratima Naithani,
Yamini Nayar, Saeed Rahman, Sa'dia Rehman, Ela Shah, Asma Ahmed Shikoh,
Shahzia Sikander and Jaret Vadera. Curated by Jaishri Abichandani and
Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now will be on view February 27 - June
Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now is presented with support from Con
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