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Xenophilia

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Hanuman Mukut, 2016 Acrylics, Burlap 70 X 40 Inches © Kaveri Raina
Xenophilia
Curated by: Megha Ralapati

1821 West Hubbard Street Lofts
Third Floor
Chicago, Il 60622
September 18th, 2016 - September 24th, 2016
Opening: September 18th, 2016 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
West Loop/West Town
EMAIL:  
Tanya@TanyaGill.com
PHONE:  
415-302-6281
OPEN HOURS:  
11-2 M-F
SCHOOL ASSOCIATION:  
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
TAGS:  
Eye on India, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, SAIC, painting, mixed-media, installation, performance, conceptual
COST:  
FREE

DESCRIPTION

Unlike its more familiar opposite, the term xenophilia is rarely used today, particularly in a global political climate characterized by fear, suspicion and aversion to the other. This exhibition imagines a different reality in which the notion of foreignsimply suggests an alternate viewpoint. Xenophilia does not reinforce familiar dichotomies between native-born vs. outsider, center vs. margin, migration vs. stagnation, but instead proposes a new world in which multiple perspectives not only coexist but enhance and amplify each other.

 

This exhibition features a selection of recent painting, sculpture, textile and photo-based work by MFA students from The School of the Art Institute, both current and recent graduates, who hail from across India and have relocated to Chicago to study art, build a new body of work, translate their practice to a new public, and call the city home.