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Ornate Activate

Time: June 11, 2015 at 11am to July 9, 2015 at 6pm
Location: Shirin Gallery NY
Street: 511 W 25th Street Suite 507
City/Town: New York
Website or Map: http://www.sawcc.org/visual-a…
Event Discipline: visual, arts
Organized By: a4 - Network Admin
Latest Activity: May 27, 2015

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Visual Arts Exhibition: Ornate Activate

The South Asian Women’s Creative Collective in collaboration with Shirin Gallery is pleased to present SAWCC’s Annual Visual Arts Exhibition featuring 22 artists:Ornate Activate.

Guest Curator – Alexander Campos
Exhibition Coordinator – Negin Sharifzadeh

Exhibition: June 11 – July 9, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday June 11th, 6pm – 8pm
Walk Through with Curator: Thursday June 25th, 6pm – 8pm

Shirin Gallery
511 W 25th St
New York, NY 10001

Ornate Activate examines the use of decorative motifs, architectural elements, cursive scripts and other forms of pattern-making by artists to create and imply content. The exhibition also examines the employment of culturally specific motifs as social and/or political commentary, as well as cultural indicators of historical referencing. The goal of the exhibition is to bring together a body of work that demonstrates a current interest by contemporary artists to merge and reclaim decorative and craft elements as meaningful and critical content signifiers.

Artists: Nida Abidi, Fariba Alam & Shagun Singh, Kamal Badhey, Shelly Bahl, Marcy Chevali, Priyanka Dasgupta, Roya Farassat, Asha Ganpat, Parisa Ghaderi, Zainab Hussain, Monica Jahan Bose, Vandana Jain, Umber Majeed, Radhika Mathews, Indrani Nayar­-Gall, Kaveri Raina, Nirmal Raja, Sausan Saulat, Asma Shikoh, Suran Song, Udita Upadhyaya

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