Presented by the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective. Cosponsored by the A/P/A Institute at NYU.
Symposium Cochairs: Monica Jahan Bose and Josheen Oberoi
This participatory symposium considers the ways in which artists are taking their practices and aesthetic discourses outside the boundaries of the traditional studio and instead connecting with others in the community through collaboration with other practicing artists or family members; social practice projects; artist-centered actions and spaces; or direct community engagement. With a focus on visual art by women (woman-identified or non-binary) of South Asian origin, the symposium addresses questions around re-examining the artist’s role in the studio and the art world, and the impact of this work on society and art.
10:30AM | Registration (please be on time)
11:15AM | Opening remarks
11:30AM | Keynote Speaker: Prerana Reddy, Director of Public Programs & Community Engagement, Queens Museum
11:50AM–1PM| Panel discussion: “Beyond the Studio”
Featured panelists: Yasmin Jahan Nupur, Indrani Nayar-Gall, Priyanka Dasgupta, and Lakshmi Padmanabhan
Moderator: Purvi Shah
1–1:30PM | Lunch break
1:30–2:10PM | Learn to Swim Lessons Session 1***, a participatory performance by Sa’dia Rehman
2:10–3:10PM | Artist presentation on “Indian Women Farmers Series” by Sarah Khan, followed by conversation with Jasmine Wahi, Codirector, The Gateway Project; Cofounder and Director, Project for Empty Space
3:10–4:10PM | “Finding and Drawing your Personal Story: An Experiential Workshop” by Benaifer Bhadha & Shubha Bala
4:15–5:15PM | “Dance In The Round” workshop by Parijat Desai
5:15–6PM | Closing remarks, cocktails, and conversation
The event will be photographed, recorded, and livestreamed.