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Woman Made Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Cultural Memory: Transdiasporic Art Practices
Curated by: Pritika Chowdhry
685 North Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

September 4th, 2009 - October 10th, 2009
September 4th, 2009 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Safe as Houses: There\'s No Place Like Home, Katherine HarriottKatherine Harriott,
Safe as Houses: There's No Place Like Home,
mixed media
Other (outside main areas)
Wed-Fri 11-6; Sat-Sun: 12-4
mixed-media, digital, installation, abstract, figurative, sculpture
Woman Made Gallery proudly announces the opening of “Cultural Memory: Transdiasporic Art Practices,” a group show with art in a variety of media by 23 women.

Juried by Indian artist Pritika Chowdhry, this exhibit includes works of artists from diverse locations and heritages, whose creations embody individual acts of memorialization and remembrance.

The works reveal a broad range of engagements with memory – some are about collective memories of large-scale traumas, some are about familial or generational memories, and others are about individual memories. These acts of remembrance reference and create connections between the geopolitics of India, Korea, Latvia, Sri Lanka, Germany, America, Pakistan, Iran, Japan, and Trinidad, among others.

The artists in this show have each taken on subject matters that are difficult and perhaps even controversial, but their artistic practices show a critical engagement with their specific material and a commitment to building bridges across cultural and national barriers through the visual arts.

The exhibition opens with an Artist Reception on Friday, September 4th, from 6 to 9 p.m. Works are on display through October 10, 2009.

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