Sarah Singh & Zoya Siddiqui in Conversation
Friday, September 11 at 7pm
@ Asian American Writers’ Workshop
112 W 27th Street, Suite 600
New York, NY
Join us for a conversation between New York City-based filmmaker Sarah Singh and Lahore-based multi-media artist Zoya Siddiqui. Each will share recent work that engages interestingly with different notions of documentary practice. Singh will discuss A Million Rivers, her black-and-white surrealist film exploring the partition of the Indian subcontinent. Siddiqui will present photographs depicting domestic spaces of strangers that open up questions about trust and community. A discussion will follow about documentation as process and relationships between artist, subject and viewer in relation to film-making and photography.
Sarah Singh is an award-winning film artist who spends her time primarily between New York and South Asia. After her critically acclaimed film on Pakistan and India “The Sky Below”, she is completing “A Million Rivers” a black-and-white surrealist film set in India/Pakistan/Kashmir starring Om Puri and Lillete Dubey.
Zoya Siddiqui (1990) is a visual artist based in Lahore, whose practice traverses varying media. She has been part of residencies at the Vasl Artists’ Collective Karachi, Theertha Performance Platform in Colombo and In-Situ UK, and is alum of the Triangle Arts Association. She is also a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship for the Visual Arts MFA at UPenn, and has shown her works regionally on platforms such as the Dhaka Art Summit and Lahore Literary Festival. Siddiqui has been deeply involved in the Lahore Biennale Foundation as Head of Research and was previously Adjunct Faculty for Art History at Beaconhouse National University.
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This event is a collaboration between The South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) and Triangle Arts Association, with support from the Asian Cultural Council.
Triangle Arts Association is a New York City-based non-profit arts organization founded in 1982 to support international and U.S. artists. Triangle’s core initiatives: Residencies, Workshops and Public Programs are centered on dialogue, experimentation and the creation of community around art.