Guest Lecture, Dr. Harjant Gill
Thu Oct 14 2021 at 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Dudley Recital Hall | Houston, TX
About this Event
“Politics of Masculinities and Bondings in the Indian Diaspora”
Presented by India Studies and the Blaffer Art Museum; co-sponsored by Comparative Cultural Studies, Women and Gender Studies, and Modern and Classical Languages
Thursday, October 14, 6:30pm–8:00pm
Location: Dudley Recital Hall (across the Fine Arts Courtyard from Blaffer Art Museum). This event is free and open to the public. Visitor capacity is limited, please register for guaranteed entry.
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This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition currently on view at the Blaffer through October 24.
The exhibition marks Jagdeep Raina’s first solo museum presentation in the United States, featuring a selection of artworks made over the last six years. Raina illustrates and reimagines stories and scenes from across the Kashmiri and Punjabi diasporas. Through drawings, writings, paintings, weavings, and videos, Raina examines diverse histories of transnational migration and mobility and their effects on contemporary life. The artist often draws upon anecdotal histories as well as personal and public archives as source material for his figurative works—blending familial narratives with historical accounts to illuminate the socioeconomic and political structures that have shaped South Asian communities in both his native Canada and across the globe. In this process, Raina works to complicate and upend monolithic perceptions of these richly varied diasporas.
Jagdeep Raina, The curious pause on that broadway day, 2017. Mixed media on paper 19 x 25 in (48.3 x 63.5 cm). Courtesy of the Artist and Cooper Cole, Toronto.
Where is it happening?Dudley Recital Hall, 4173 Elgin St., Houston, United States