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In-Gallery Talk: On Myth, Icons, Gender, and Comics

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Melancolia (The Thick of Time) , 2010 Digital Print, Edition of 5 © Image courtesy of the artist and Gallery Wendi Norris
In-Gallery Talk: On Myth, Icons, Gender, and Comics
Curated by: Qamar Adamjee

200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
October 28th, 2012 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Artist talk
WEBSITE:  
http://www.asianart.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Union Square/Civic Center
EMAIL:  
members@asianart.org
PHONE:  
415.581.3500
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Wed, Fri-Sun 10-5; Thu (Jan-Oct) 10-9; Thu (Nov-Dec) 10-5; closed Mon
COST:  
FREE with museum admission

DESCRIPTION

Join artist Chitra Ganesh and Qamar Adamjee, associate curator of South Asian art, for a discussion/conversation in the South Asia galleries. Using the museum's collection as a platform, this program explores ideas such as the role of narrative from myth to comics, of text and image layering, and issues of gender that inform and inspire Ganesh's work. The program concludes with a short presentation by the artist to see the manifestation of these ideas in Ganesh's work.

Chitra Ganesh was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, where she currently lives and works. Her drawing, installation, text-based work, and collaborations seek to excavate and circulate buried narratives typically excluded from official canons of history, literature, and art, inviting the viewer to consider alternate narratives of femininity, sexuality, and power as untold stories rise to the surface. Ganesh graduated from Brown University magna cum laude with a BA in Comparative Literature and Art Semiotics in 1996. In 2001 she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and received her MFA from Columbia University in 2002.

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