Art & Identity: Navigating the Spaces In Between

Art & Identity: Navigating the Spaces In Between

Join Columbia alumni and students for a celebratory evening at the annual Asian Columbia Alumni Association (ACAA) Welcome Back Reception. This year’s program will feature CAA Arts Access and a panel discussion titled Art and Identity: Navigating the Spaces In Between.

Led by Playwright/Director Isheeta Ganguly ’98PH, the panel will include the founder and CEO of Saarey Music, Faraan Irfan ’19BUS; Aroon Shivdasani, Founder and retired Executive & Artistic Director of the Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC); and Tim McHenry, Deputy Executive Director & Chief Programmatic Officer at the Rubin Museum of Art.

How do artists, as “social doctors” draw inspiration from their individual and collective identities to create music, visual art, cinema, or novels that reflect their own histories and stories? In an interactive panel discussion, we will examine through a set of artists and curators how artistic expression is deepened when themes and threads of personal identity are incorporated within the creative process.

Tickets include food and drink from a local South Asian restaurant.