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Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World

May 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

$5 – $10

Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World is the first mid-career retrospective of the artist’s work. Co-organized by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, and San José Museum of Art, the exhibition presents almost twenty years of Banerjee’s large-scale installations, sculptures, and paintings—including a re-creation of her work from the 2000 Whitney Biennial; sculptures featured in the 2017 Venice Biennale; and recent work for the Prospect 4 New Orleans biennial.

Banerjee creates vivid sculptures and installations made from materials sourced throughout the world. She is a voracious gatherer of objects—in a single sculpture one can find African tribal jewelry, colorful feathers, light bulbs, Murano glass, and South Asian antiques in conflict and conversation with one another. These sensuous assemblages reverberate with bright colors and surprising textures present simultaneously as familiar and unfamiliar.

Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World focuses on four interdependent themes in Banerjee’s work that coincide with important issues of our time: immigration and identity; the lasting effects of colonialism and its relationship to globalization; feminism; and climate change.

Details

Start:
May 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am
End:
October 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
$5 – $10
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Organizers

San Jose Museum of Art
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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Artists
Rina Banerjee
Curators
Lauren Schell Dickens and Jodi Throckmorton
Artwork Medium
Sculpture

Venue

San Jose Museum of Art
110 S. Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
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Phone:
4082716840
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