Domestic Policy

12th Annual Visual Arts Show

Thursday, November 12 – Saturday, December 12, 2009

@ The Guild, NY
45 West 21st Street, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10010

This exhibition explores the various meanings of the words “domestic” and “policy,” both separately and as they relate to one another. Together, these words signify the laws and decisions made by governments in relation to their citizens: the “domestic policies” that construct national ideologies and behaviors. Taken separately, each word offers layered possibilities of meaning and interpretation, from references to gender and the private spaces of home and family to rigorous sets of rules and behaviors, which often become microcosms of the larger society. The nine artists in this exhibition address the various issues conjured by the words “domestic policy,” and their influence on contemporary life.
Curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado

Artists: Jaishri Abichandani, Shalalae Jamil, Asma Kazmi, Swati Khurana, Vandana Jain, Divya Mehra, Sadia Rehman, Gazelle Samizay, Apnavi Thacker

Opening Reception: November 12, 6:30-8:30pm

Panel Discussion: November 18, 7-9pm
featuring Dr. Gayatri Gopinath, Curator Roco Aranda-Alvarado, and artists Vandana Jain, Divya Mehra and Sadia Rehman. Moderated by Dr. Radhika Subramaniam.