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Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India / Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now

Queens Museum
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 718-592-9700
Queens Misc.
February 27 - June 5, 2005
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Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India, co-presented with Asia Society, offers a decade-long perspective on contemporary visual practices in India, presenting works dating from 1993 to present that speak in a rich array of materials and idioms. The exhibition includes 80 works by more than 30 artists—representing three generations—working across sculpture, painting, drawing, installation, video and interactive media. Works of internationally recognized contemporary artists are shown alongside those of India’s most innovative younger artists. All participating artists are from India and they live and work there.

Participating artists include Ganga Devi Bhatt, Swarna Chitrakar, Atul Dodiya, Shilpa Gupta, Subodh Gupta, Archana Hande, NS Harsha, Rummana Hussain, Tushar Joag, Ranbir Kaleka, Ravi Kashi, Mallikarjun Katakol, Sonia Khurana, Raj Kumar Koram, Nalini Malani, Umesh Maddannahalli, Kausik Mukhopadhyay, Pushpamala N (with Clare Arni), Surendran Nair, Open Circle, Cyrus Oshidar/MTV India, Sudir Patwardhan, Raqs Media Collective, N.N. Rimzon, Sharmila Samant, GM Sheikh, Nilima Sheikh, Nataraj Sharma, Dayanita Singh, Subhash Singh, KG Subramanyan, Vivan Sundaram, LN Tallur, Vasudha Thozur and Sonadhar Vishwakarma.

Fatal Love: South Asian American Art Now offers an examination of the work of some of the most important, engaged and emotionally charged artists working in the Northeast United States. Fatal Love features contemporary photographic, print, video, web-based and installation works by 28 emerging and established American artists of South Asian descent. With a particular concentration on New York City – the current nexus for avant-garde South Asian cultural production and visual art – Fatal Love captures an important moment in South Asian American art; a moment of change, focus and redefinition.

Participating artists include Dhruvi Acharya, Rina Banerjee, Siona Benjamin, Anna Bhushan, Iftikhar and Elizabeth Dadi, Mareena Daredia, Safia Fatimi, Chitra Ganesh, Indira Freitas-Johnson, Farheen Haq, Mala Iqbal, Vandana Jain, Swati Khurana, Bari Kumar, Annu Matthew, Naeem Mohaiemen, Nitin Mukul, Prema Murthy, Pratima Naithani, Yamini Nayar, Ibrahim Quraishi, Saeed Rahman, Sa’dia Rehman, Ela Shah, Asma Ahmed Shikoh, Shahzia Sikander, and Jaret Vadera.

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