Indo-American Arts Council: Erasing Borders
July 19 - September 5, 2014
Crossing Art is pleased to host the The IndoAmerican Arts Council’s (IAAC) eleventh annual event, Erasing Borders 2014: Exhibition of Contemporary Art of the Diaspora curated by Vijay Kumar. This group exhibition explores and draws from the experiences of artists whose origins can be traced to the Indian subcontinent. Cultural dislocation often produces unexpected and profound results; memory collides with exile, culture engages with adaptation to understand the powerful and often disturbing concepts of change and assimilation. The artists confront issues of sexuality, terror, disease and multiple identities to weave together existence in a globalized context while subject matter is often drawn from the country of origin, many of the aesthetic values and political concerns come from the artists' newfound situations. The result deserves a new "ism", a new journey to an old destination.