Culture Fix: Saloni Mathur on The Strange Sculptures of Rina Banerjee
UCLA Professor of Art History Saloni Mathur will lead a gallery discussion of artist Rina Banerjee’s strange and complex sculptural assemblages. Simultaneously ephemeral, exotic, beautiful, and menacing, these “unnatural” organic forms evoke history and myth, yet remain elusive. By encouraging visual and experiential engagement with key works in the exhibition, Professor Mathur will invite visitors to consider the intricate relationships between material, technique, and narrative in Banerjee’s artistic practice. Free and open to all.
Cosponsored by the UCLA Center for India and South Asian Studies (CISA).
Related Exhibition: Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World
This retrospective includes large-scale sculptures and installations made from materials sourced from around the world as well as a selection of works on paper that create a multisensory space for reflecting on the splintered experience of identity, tradition, and culture within diasporic communities.
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