Erasing Borders 2008: An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora

“Join us for an afternoon of art, music and poetry. The Reception will include guided tours of the exhibition, a dance performance by Sudarshan Belsare, a poetry reading by Ashok Vyas and a discussion on The Position Of The Artist In A State Of Plurality with artists: Shelly Bahl, Asha Ganpat, Veru Narula, Anjali Srinivasan, Prince Varughese Thomas. Moderator: Andrew Mount.

The Queens Musuem and the Indo-American Arts Council are proud to present Erasing Borders 2008: An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora. This exhibition series, now in its fifth year, is curated by Vijay Kumar and presents the work of forty artists, who utilize a myriad of styles, mediums and ideologies to express a shared, yet diverse Indian heritage that has been cultivated within the United States. The artists articulate their ideas and visions through conceptual artwork, sculpture, mixed media, abstract and figurative paintings, photo installations, printmaking, photography, drawing and ‘nakhachitra’ – the rare art of fingernail relief drawing, representing the breadth and depth of artistic techniques and expressions as a means of erasing borders.

Participating Artists: Amina Ahmed, Fariba Alam, Salma Arastu, Shelly Bahl, Siona Benjamin, Anna Indumati Bhushan, Bushra Chaudry, Bivas Chaudhuri, Nandini Chirimar, Mareena Waheeda Daredia, Delna Dastur, Vinod Dave, Anindita Dutta, Anujan Ezhikode, Indrani Nayar-Gall, Asha Ganpat, Arvind Garg, Mumtaz Hussain, Satish Joshi, Reeta Gidwani Karmarkar, Swati Khurana, Vijay Kumar, Srinivas Kuruganti, Samanta Batra Mehta, Alakananda Mukerji, Pratima Naithani, Veru Narula, Kuzana Ogg, Antonio Puri, Niema Khan Qureshi, Alka Raghuram, Sukanya Rahman, Chirag Rana, Tara Sabharwal, Ela Shah, Reuben Sinha, Anjali Srinivasan, Suhas Tavkar, Prince Varughese Thomas, Yetish Yetish.

Please visit The Indo-American Arts Council for more information.

Erasing Borders is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, India Abroad, and Rediff.”