Reclaimed Baggage

South Asian American women artists address displacement, identity and agency. Migration and globalization play a pivotal role on the formation of identity. Despite overwhelming pressure on women to be the transmitters and upholders of culture, migration is an opportunity for reinventing one’s self as one navigates a new cultural landscape. Artists include:  Fariba Alam, Nandini Chirimar, Sabba S. Elahi, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Samanta Batra Mehta, Hiba Schahbaz, Pallavi Sharma. Curated by artist and independent curator Nirmal Raja. ▪

Pallavi Sharma. Carry On, 2010. Found suitcase, soil and barley grass; (24" x 18" x 8"). Photograph courtesy of Nirmal Raja, exhibition guest curator. 

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Altgeld Hall First Floor, 595 College Ave. DeKalb, IL 60115

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