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Asia Society Hosts an Artist’s Talk

Rina Banerjee

Artist Talk: Rina Banerjee in Conversation with Yasufumi Nakamori
The Power of Pre-modern Indian Art in Contemporary Art Practice

Asia Society New York
Friday, September 8, 2023, 6:30-8:00 pm EDT

Join Yasufumi Nakamori, Vice President for Arts and Culture and Director, Asia Society Museum, for a conversation with renowned contemporary artist Rina Banerjee about Banerjee's current projects and the role of traditional Indian art in her artistic practice over the past twenty years.

Drawing on her multinational background and personal history as an immigrant, Banerjee’s work focuses on ethnicity, race, migration, and American diasporic histories. The artist’s sculptures feature a wide range of globally sourced materials, textiles, and colonial/historical and domestic objects while her drawings are inspired by Indian miniature and Chinese silk paintings and Aztec drawings.

Banerjee was featured in Asia Society's 2017 exhibition Lucid Dreams and Distant Visions: South Asian Art in the Diaspora.

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