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Erasing Borders - Art of the Indian Diaspora

The 8th annual Erasing Borders 2011 Exhibition of Contemporary Visual Aida-Sahart of the Indian Diaspora is on display April 23 - May 27, 2011 at the Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University, New York, presented by the Indo American Arts Council.

The exhibition, curated by Vijay Kumar, reflects a broad range of life experiences and aesthetic values by artists whose origins can be traced to the Indian Subcontinent.

"Today's diaspora artists are scattered across the country and are more socio-economically and religiously diverse than their predecessors. These artists are working to make themselves heard in an art world that is at once more competitive and more receptive to non-Western art than ever before."

The artists in this exhibition grapple with diverse subject matter, including: AIDS, poverty, identity as a South Asian living in the post-9/11 world, in addition to their religious, sexual, and ethnic identities.


They meld Indian and Western colors and forms in many media, namely painting, sculpture, installation art, video art and photography.

Some of the 43 artists exhibiting are:

  • Amita Chatterjee
  • Sonia Chaudhary
  • Delna Dastur
  • Sunita Jariwala-Gajjar
  • Reeta Gidwani-Karmarkar
  • Shaurya Kumar
  • Shobha Menon
  • Rahul Mitra
  • Kuzana Ogg
  • Antonio Puri
  • Rasika Reddyida-Ogg
  • Satyakam Saha

"This year the IAAC introduces the Artist of the Year Award to recognize a young Diaspora artist who displays exceptional talent and creative potential," says Aroon Shivdasani, Executive Director of the Indo-American Arts Council. "A distinguished jury of artists and professionals will select a winner, who will then be awarded a solo show in Manhattan."

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Erasing Borders 2011 Exhibition of
Contemporary Visual Art of the Indian Diaspora
April 23 - May 27, 2011

Charles B. Wang Center
Stony Brook University
New York

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