A Wild Gander
|When||25 Mar 2010 - 14 Apr 2010|
33 Clinton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
A Wild Gander: Artists from the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective
Yamini Nayar, One of These Days, 2009. Courtesy of the artist and BRIC, New York.BRIC Rotunda Gallery 33 Clinton St Brooklyn NY 11201 Tel. 718.855.7882
BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn is pleased to present A Wild Gander: Artists from the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective, a group exhibition curated by Baseera Khan, BRIC’s Assistant Curator for Contemporary Art. The South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) is a New York–based nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement, visibility, and development of emerging and established South Asian women artistsThe exhibition will be on view March 25 – May 1, 2010 with an opening reception on March 24 from 7-9 pm.
A Wild Gander features Chitra Ganesh, Mala Iqbal, Jesal Kapadia, Yamini Nayar, and Divya Mehra, five New York–based artists. The title of the exhibition is drawn from Joseph Campbell’s collection of essays, The Flight of the Wild Gander, which references the Sanskrit concept of the paramahamsa, an enlightened spiritual teacher who transcends the mundane, just as geese (hamsa) are able to transcend the earth through flight. This sage also feels at home both on water and on land, analogous to a person who adeptly negotiates disparate geopolitical cultural codes. The artists taking part in A Wild Gander do so, reflecting the complex issues that frame South Asian identity, whether based in gender, media representations, or politics.
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