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IAAC Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary
Indian Art of the Diaspora
About the Exhibition
The Indo-American Arts Council's 10th Annual Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian art of the Diaspora features work by artists whose origins can be traced to the Indian subcontinent - they live and work in the United States. This group of multinational and intergenerational artists, curated by Vijay Kumar, reflects a broad range of life experiences and aesthetic values. The artists interpret diverse subject matter - figurative, abstract and conceptual-in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, video, sculpture and installation. The resulting works often meld Indian and Western ideas about color, form and subject.
Twenty million people of Indian origin shifted countries in the 20th and 21st centuries. Implicit in the term Diaspora are the concepts of change and adaptation. Cultural dislocation can produce unexpected and powerful results. Subject matter is often drawn from the country of origin, while many of theartistic decisions and political concerns come from the artists' newfound situations. Artists of the South Asian Diaspora are working to make themselves heard in an art world that is at once more competitive and more receptive to non-Western art than ever before. This exhibition seeks to transcend the borders that confine and control preconceived definitions of Indian and Western art.
The Indo-American Arts Council is a 501 3 not-for-profit arts organization passionately dedicated to promoting, showcasing and building an awareness of artists of Indian origin in the performing arts, visual arts, literary arts and folk arts. For information please visit
The artwork exhibited is for exhibition and sale. The host gallery receives 30% of the sale of each artwork.
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