MeLoveYouLongTime at Mills Gallery

MeLoveYouLongTime

Curated by Edwin Ramoran

Mills Gallery at the Boston Center for the Arts

Friday, February 15th – Sunday, April 7th

Free and open to the public

An intimate survey of contemporary art since the 1990s by artists primarily of Southeast Asian descent, Me Love You Long Time incorporates various media and new visual strategies to explore or upend themes such as gender, sexuality, sex work, cultural tropes and subjectivity. Showing trophies and photographs from the “Unsuitable Girls” series, a collaboration between Swati Khurana and Anjali Bhargava. Th exhibition was originally organized by Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, in Newark, NJ.

Bobby Abate, Reza “Asung” Afisina, Pulang Alakdan, Hima B., Yason Banal, Anjali Bhargava, Isauro Cairo, Lynne Chan, Chath Piersath, Vanna Chin, Cecile Chong, Young Chung, Jon Cuyson, Matthew de Leon, Cirilo Domine, Oasa DuVerney, Permi K. Gill, Vicente Golveo, Akintola Hanif, Skowmon Hastanan, SWATI KHURANA, Andrew H. Kim, Cory Koons, Naruki Kukita, Viet Le, Chang-Jin Lee, Lim Sokchanlina, Mail Order Brides/M.O.B., Yeni Mao, Zavé Martohardjono, Tala Oliver Mateo, Rafael T. Melendez, Gabby Quynh-Anh Miller, Ivan Monforte, Teresa Nasty, Nguyen Phuong Linh, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Sokuntevy Oeur, ParadoxVestedRelics, Mariko Passion, Tomiko Pilson, Johanna Poethig, Stephanie Powell, Clifford Landon Pun, Vanessa T. Ramalho, Rico J. Reyes, Larilyn Sanchez, SLAAAP! (Sexually Liberated Arts Activist Asian People!), Nodeth Vang, Nathan Lam Vuong, and Maria Yoon

Friday, February 15th

Opening Reception

6-9pm

For more information:

http://www.bcaonline.org/visualarts/mills-gallery/upcoming-exhibitions.html

MeLoveYouLongTime at Mills Gallery

MeLoveYouLongTime at Mills Gallery

Bronx Museum Holiday Party

Swati presents ‘Texting Scrolls, Scrolling Texts’ at the Bronx Museum of Arts annual holiday party and Coquito Masters Finals!

Come one come all to a tasty and festive event!

This Friday, December 14, 2012

1040 Grand Concourse at 156th Street

Event from 6-8 PM. “Texting Scrolls” from 7-8 PM.

FREE and Open to the Public

At the event, BRIO 2012 Awardee Swati Khurana presents “Scrolling Texts,” a participatory project in which attendees can have their saved text messages transcribed onto scrolls, tied with thread. Her project will be presented as part of Bronx Council of the Arts’ Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE) Program.

Salaam Bombay exhibition at Art Basel Miami at Art Asia Fair

Art Asia Miami: Salaam Bombay Beauty and Chaos in the Urban Environment
Curated by Jasmine Wahi

December 5-9th, 2012

ART ASIA Pavilion, 110 N.E. 36St. at Midtown Blvd. Miami, FL 33138


Featuring work by: Hamra Abbas, Samira Abbassy, Jaishri Abichandani, Amina Ahmed, Shelly Bahl, Anjali Bhargava, Shweta Bhattad, Pratima Björkdahl, Marcy Chevali, Ruby Chishti, Chitra Ganesh, Tanya Goel, Sadia Jamal, Ayesha Kamal, Swati Khurana, Leila Lal, Tayeba Lipi, Divya Mehra, Huma Mulji, Sadia Rehman, Hiba Shabbazz, Soody Sharif, Meenakshi Thirukode

Wahi describes the show as “a homage to the idea of the urban environment and all of the elements big and small that make cityspaces so unique. It explores different elements of urban life from social dichotomy to the complexly graceful topography of the cosmopolitan landscape. Salaam Bombay will also be presented in Each/One a new way for anyone that loves art to be a collector. At an affordable price you can collect original, numbered and signed time-limited edition artwork by contemporary artists. Please visit eachone.com for details about this work, and about other exhibitions and available artists’ prints.
Starting Dec 4th – Dec 25th 2012, you can buy Swati Khurana’s “Lotus Market” (2012) a 11″ x 14″ archivally printed on silk rag paper. It will be shipped flat. The fee is $20 for a print, and the artist will donate the profits directly to Hurricane Sandy relief. This print will only be available for this time period. Save the date: Tuesday, December 4th – virtual opening.

“Scrolling Texts, Texting Scrolls” at Art in Odd Places 2012:MODEL

Do you have a saved text message on your phone that you would like immortalized into an art object?

Scrolling Texts, Texting Scrolls, Art in Odd Places (AiOP)

Sunday, October 7 from 1-3pm High Line entrance on 14th Street

Friday, October 12 from 1-3pm along Union Square South

Swati @ AiOP

“Scrolling Texts, Texting Scrolls” is a participatory performance where Swati Khurana will transcribe saved text messages of passersby onto scrolls, tied with thread. The artist will have a mobile “work-station” fashioned out of a cigarette girl’s tray with translucent vellum, ink pens and red thread. At various moments throughout the festival, the public will be invited to participate, as the artist moves along different points on 14th Street. AiOP 2012: MODEL, a festival of transformative ideas, wearable visions of positive change, and walking theories that expand preconceived notions of public space and art. From October 5 -15, national and international artist-citizens will take over 14th Street through poetry, performance, site-specific installations, videos, painting, sculpture, drawing, illustration, street art, mobile studios, design, music, as well as innovative trans-disciplinary work. Sashay, swagger, roll, prance, play, aspire, duck walk, run, jump, drop, tap, crawl, and strut along with over 100 artist-citizens as they are celebrated, presented, demonstrated, and paraded on 14th Street. http://www.artinoddplaces.org

photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales

Her Stories

Her Stories: Fifteen Years of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective

Curated by Jaishri Abichandani

Assistant Curator: Josheen Oberoi

Exhibition Dates: August 11, 2012–October 7, 2012

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 11, 3–6pm

@ Queens Museum of Art

New York City Building

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Queens, NY 11368

NEW YORK, NY—JULY 11, 2012—SAWCC is proud to present Her Stories: Fifteen Years of the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective, on view at the Queens Museum of Art from August 11th, 2012 to October 7th, 2012. In celebration of our 15th anniversary, Her Stories is a retrospective look at SAWCC’s past and present, featuring the creative works of over a hundred diasporic South Asian women artists, filmmakers, musicians, dancers, and writers, with an installation of archival photographs, publications, and ephemera. Please visit http://www.sawcc.org/her-stories for more information.

Artists:

Samira Abbassy, Jaishri Abichandani, Nida Abidi, Fariba Alam, Indrani Ashe, Shelly Bahl, Anjali Bhargava, Monica Jahan Bose, Marcy Chevali, Nandini Chirimar, Ruby Chishti, Poulomi Desai, Mariam Ghani, Roya Farassat, Chitra Ganesh, Hayat Gul, Aisha Abid Hussain, Vandana Jain, Mona Kamal, Jesal Kapadia, Asma Kazmi, Tara Kelton, Amber Khokhar, Sarita Khurana, Swati Khurana, Pooneh Maghazehe, Annu Mathew, Samanta Batra Mehta, Jayna Mistry, Sabelo Narasimhan, Yamini Nayar, Bhanu Palam, Shruti Parekh, Amruta Patil, Kaveri Raina, Sa’dia Rehman, Tara Sabharwal, Sadia Salim, Negin Sharifzadeh (Moss), Pallavi Sharma, Meenakshi Thirukode, Anahita Vossoughi, Nazneen Ayyub Wood.

Me Love You Long Time

Me Love You Long Time

group exhibition curated by Edwin Ramoran

Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art

591 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Opening: Thursday February 16, 2012 5:30-8:30

Me Love You Long Time is a group exhibition of contemporary art and video since the 1990s by artists from North America and particularly those working in and descendent from Southeast Asia who use various media and complicated visual strategies to upend or explore gender expression, sexuality, sex work, and new subjectivities.

Artists include: Diyan Achjadi, Reza Afisina, Tai Chi Alfonso, Nicole Awai, Hima B., Yason Banal, Anjali Bhargava, Isauro Cairo, Lynne Chan, PierSath Chath, Vanna Chin, Susan Choi, Cecile Chong, Young Chung, Jon Cuyson, Cirilo Domine, Oasa DuVerney, Richard Fung, Permi Gill, Vicente Golveo, Akintola Hanif, Skowmon Hastanan, Swati Khurana, Andrew H. Kim, Naruki Kukita, Viet Le, Sokchanlina Lim, Mail Order Brides/M.O.B., Yeni Mao, Zavé G. Martohardjono,Tala Mateo, Gabby Quynh-Anh Miller, Ivan Monforte, Gloria Shuri Nava, Hoang Tan Nguyen, Phuong Linh Nguyen, Sokuntevy Oeur, Mariko Passion, Tomiko Pilson, Johanna Poethig, Pulang Alakdan, Clifford Landon Pun, Ling Quisumbing, Vanessa T. Ramalho, Rico J. Reyes, Larilyn Sanchez, Maitree Siriboon, SLAAAP! (Sexually Liberated Asian Artist Activist People!), Joel B. Tan, Teresa Nasty, The New Sound Karaoke with Black Waterfall & Bobby Service, Nodeth Vang, Nathan Lam Vuong, and Maria Yoon.

This exhibition is supported by a generous grant from the Lambent Foundation and a curatorial research fellowship from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Me Love You Long Time

photograph by Anjali Bhargava

Generation in Transition. New Art from India

Generation in Transition. New Art from India

Contemporary Art Centre (CAC),  Vilnius, Lithuania

2011.XII.09 – 2012.III.10

Curator: Magda Kardasz

Opening: Friday 9 December at 8pm

Guided tour for press: Friday 9 December at 6pm

The exhibition entitled Generation in Transition presents the artworks of a young generation of artists of Indian origin, living and working in India, as well as in America and Europe.

It is the first extensive showcase of contemporary art from this region presented in Lithuania. For about twenty years now, India has been experiencing an enormous economic and technological development, which has had a substantial impact on social structures. This change, with its positive and negative aspects, is frequently reflected in the works of contemporary artists, especially in those of the youngest ones who have grown up in these interesting times of transition.

Over the last ten years, contemporary art from India has become very popular. Big group exhibitions have so far been shown in Europe, the United States and China. Private galleries — mostly from New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore — have built a local art-market and became important players on the international scene. Non-commercial organizations — such as KHOJ and the SARAI Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi and 1 Shanti Road in Bangalore, as well as art-schools are opening up spaces for independent ideas and projects.

The show focuses on young- and youngest-generation artists in an attempt to capture the condition of the mind and spirit of a generation trying to redefine itself, to find a place for itself between a sense of attachment to the national tradition, history, and an increasingly globalized and technologized reality.

Artists invited to participate in the exhibition: Jaishri Abichandani, Prayas Abhinav, Ravi Agarwal, Ashish Avikunthak, Sarnath Banerjee, Devendra Banhart, Ansuman Biswas & Jem Finer, Nikhil Chopra, Baptist Coelho, Shezad Dawood, Rohini Devasher, Gauri Gill, Shilpa Gupta, Tushar Joag, Vishwas Kulkarni, Swati Khurana, Anay Mann, Piotr Mlodozeniec, Rakhi Peswani, Prajakta Potnis, Prasad Raghavan, Gitanjali Rao, Akshay Rathore, Malik Sajad, Sharmila Samant, Mithu Sen, Charmi Gada Shah, Tejal Shah, Yashas Shetty, Bharat Sikka, Janek Simon, Praneet Soi, Kiran Subbaiah, Anup Mathew Thomas, Navin Thomas, Nandini Valli Muthiah

“Structures within an Intervention” Exhibition

“Structures within an Intervention” Exhibition
May 18th – June 18th 2010
“Lesson 1″ performance May 20, 2010 details below
The Guild Art Gallery, New York 

45 W 21st Street, 2nd Floor
Buzzer #39, New York, New York 10010
212.229.2110

The Guild Art Gallery presents “Structures within an Intervention” a curatorial project by Meenakshi Thirukode that includes artists Rajkamal Kahlon, Swati Khurana, Vandana Jain, Michael Buhler Rose, Afruz Amighi, Mariam Ghani, Fawad Khan, Redo Pakistan (Fatima Hussain and Hamja Ahsan), Divya Mehra, Aninditta Dutta and Nidhi Jalan. The project seeks to challenge preconceived structures. both, within the immediate purview of what constitutes a ‘gallery exhibition’, to broader issues of place and cultural identity within the contemporary art world. This is being orchestrated by collaborating with individuals and collectives who have created their own branded identity in an effort to create frameworks that range from curatorial endeavors to publications, performances and discussions. These individuals, who operate under an “institutional alias” include Town Hall Meeting (Christopher Steigler and Dina Shalouv), Ad Hoc Vox (Colleen Asper and Jennifer Dudley), Shifter (Sreshta Rit Premnath), Greshams Ghost (Ajay Kurian) and Parlour (Leslie Rosa Stumpf and Ciara Gilmartin). Each of them have been asked to interpret, re-contextualize or just react to the contexts the curator has created. These have been labeled Interventions. During the duration of the show Interventions will take place at a predetermined date. The extent to which the nature of these interventions will be publicized is dependent on the amount of information each Intervenor is willing to disclose. Rest assured, however, that they will take place at the said dates and timings listed below.

Intervention
Performance: Swati Khurana and her Grandmother will perform “Lesson 1″ where they will knit an embroidery piece together. The performance will start a few hours prior to the reception and continue into the evening.