Asian American Arts Alliance

Fatal Love : Where Are We Now? Conference

Event Details

Fatal Love : Where Are We Now? Conference

Time: June 30, 2017 to July 2, 2017
Location: Asia Society and Queens Museum
Street: 725 Park Avenue
City/Town: New York, NY 10021
Website or Map: https://www.facebook.com/even…
Phone: Jaishri.abichandani@gmail.com
Event Discipline: culture
Organized By: a4 - Network Admin
Latest Activity: Jun 2

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

Fatal Love : Where Are We Now? 
June 30th, July 1st and 2nd 2017
Asia Society and Queens Museum of Art

Free and open to the public.

A three- day convening of established and mid career South Asian American artists, academics and curators in conjunction with LUCID DREAMS DISTANT VISIONS South Asian Art in the Diaspora on view at the Asia Society from June 27th to Aug 6th 2017.

Fatal Love: Where Are We Now? examines contemporary art production by artists, academics and curators in the South Asian American diaspora. Although we have had a strong presence in the New York art world for the last two decades, we have yet to engage in a nationwide dialogue. A lack of institutional support and scarcity of full time contemporary art South Asian curators employed in any local museums have prevented generations of artists from forming networks that go beyond the local to a national scale.

In 2005 the Queens Museum hosted Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now – a groundbreaking exhibition that made visible the artistic community that had grown in NYC since the inception of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective in 1997. Fatal Love responded to the times, as post 9/11 there were major shifts in the perception and policing of our community; artworks specifically addressed these issues. Since 2005, there have been shifts in the art world with the closing down of spaces such as Bose Pacia gallery that previously served as a nexus – but more importantly within the community. There is a much larger and diverse pool of artists now coming of age and functioning within the art world, along with newer migrants.

Fatal Love: Where Are We Now? examines contemporary art production by artists, academics and curators in the South Asian American diaspora. Although we have had a strong presence in the New York art world for the last two decades, we have yet to engage in a nationwide dialogue. A lack of institutional support and scarcity of full time contemporary art South Asian curators employed in any local museums have prevented generations of artists from forming networks that go beyond the local to a national scale.

With the presence of social media there has been a re- birth of artistic community and conversations that mimic what happened in the 90’s. This convening supported by the Smithsonian APAC allows us to bring an unprecedented national focus to a much – needed face to face dialogue amongst various generations of practitioners and theorists who have been working as peers often on an international level, but with no organised national platform.

Fatal Love : Where Are We Now? June 30thJuly 1st, and July 2nd 2017 Asia Society and Queens Museum of Art

For further information please contact Jaishri Abichandani at
Jaishri.abichandani@gmail.com

Comment Wall

Comment

RSVP for Fatal Love : Where Are We Now? Conference to add comments!

Join Asian American Arts Alliance

Attending (1)

Follow us!

Support us!

© 2017   Created by a4 - Network Admin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service