In a year defined by great turmoil and deep sorrow, when all forms of symbolic and actual distance, division, and isolation overwhelmed our daily lives and our world, how did we make space for meaningful creativity, connection, and collaboration? Exploring these questions and more, curator, Grace Aneiza Ali, will moderate a panel conversation with the artist pairs participating in Encounters, an exhibition presented by the SAWCC in partnership with the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL).
This program will be online only and livestreamed
on JCAL’s Youtube channel
on April 10, 2021
from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Encounters features fourteen women from the South Asian Diaspora working as artist pairs to illuminate shared bonds and histories and envision a equitable future in which women thrive. In their collaborations, the artists draw on many South Asian traditions of craft such as bandhani dyeing techniques, mehndi, weaving, embroidery, as well as mediums of video, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, and choreography. The exhibition is on view at JCAL April 1-May 15, 2021. Learn more about the exhibition here, and to see a full roster of upcoming exhibition-related programs, click here.
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This program is additionally part of JCAL’s two-year pilot project, Building Equity for BIIPOC (Black, Immigrant, Indigenous, People of Color) Artists, funded by New York Community Trust.