Virtual Artist Talk: “A World seeing more than, human culture” with Rina Banerjee
Wednesday, January 6 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. | Facebook Live
As the exhibition draws to a close, Visions from India artist Rina Banerjee speaks to the specificity of American identity and South Asian culture as they are reflected in her work. A live Q&A led by CMA Curator Catherine Walworth will follow the talk. Free on Facebook Live.
Banerjee lives and works in New York City. Born in Kolkata, India, she lived briefly in England before arriving in Queens, New York. Although Banerjee has been living in the United States for 50 years, she still draws the perception that she is foreign and other. Drawing on her multinational background and personal history as an immigrant, Banerjee creates work that focuses on ethnicity, race, and migration and American diasporic histories. The artist’s sculptures feature a wide range of globally sourced materials, textiles, colonial/historical objects, and domestic objects, while her drawings are inspired by Indian miniatures, Chinese silk paintings, and Aztec drawings.