Exposer, Migration, Contagion and Isolation: Artist Rina Banerjee In Conversation will feature Jodi Throckmorton Curator of Contemporary Art Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), in Philadelphia, discussing curating Rina Banerjee’s touring retrospective “Make Me a Summary of the World” with the artist, Rina Banerjee. Their conversation will feature the following motifs:
- Being in the world when viewing it from the isolation of an American Culture.
- Exposure to the world, trials of authenticity in Asian art and its diasporic landscape.
- Foraging materials and objects from elsewhere, eBay, Etsy and the internet bazaar
- The orientalist, orientalism and the artist as hero, genius explorer.
Sotheby's Institute is delighted to be presenting this event, which is part of the series Curating the Contemporary in Asia: Regions, Tradition and the Now, in partnership with Singapore Art Week 2021. In these talks, academics, curators and artists from across the region and its diasporas will come together to discuss the relationship between art, tradition and the contemporary in Asia.
This event starts at 9.00pm (Singapore); 6.30pm (India); 6.00pm (Pakistan); 1.00pm (London); 8.00am (New York); 5.00am (Los Angeles). Please note this event will be recorded, for the benefit of people who miss the live broadcast.
Image caption: Rina Banerjee, Viola, from New Orleans-ah, an African Woman, was the 19th century’s rescue worker, a global business goods raker, combed, tilled the land of Commerce, giving America a certain extra extra excess culture, to cultivate it, making home for aliens not registered, made business of the finer, finer, had occupations, darning thread not leisure with reason and with luster, in “peek a boo” racial disguises preoccupied in circulating commerce, entertaining white folks, pulling and punching holes in barriers, place that where was once barren, without them, white banks made of mustard and made friendly folks feel home, welcomed and married immigrants from far noted how they been also starved, fled from servitude and colonial dangers, ships like dungeons, pushing coal in termite wholes, churning fire, but always learning, folding, washing, welcomed as aliens. She wandering, hosting, raising children connected to new mobilities and most unusual these movements in Treme’, New Orleans was a incubating, enmeshed embedded in this silken cocoon when she land, she’s came to be parachute mender, landed those black immigrant peddlers from Hoogali network of new comers, 2017, Murano glass horns, Indian rake, seeds beads, steel, Yoruba African mask, oyster shells, cowrie shells, Charlotte dolls, polyester horse hair trim, Korean silks, Indian silks, vintage Kashmir shawls, French wire Ferris wheel, Congolese elbow bangles, colonial mirror scones, Japanese seed glass