Host. To coincide with exhibition of “Race, Love, and Labor” from Center for Photography at Woodstock.
On May 28th and 29th, 2016, the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center will debut CrossLines: A Culture Lab on Intersectionality at the historic Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building in Washington, D.C.
CrossLines: A Culture Lab on Intersectionality will be a creative convening of art installations, performances and dialogues that explore the theme of intersectionality. We recognize intersectional identities as those formed through artistic, cultural and historic encounters across race, class, gender, sexuality and more.
POSTDATE: Photography & Inherited History in India
Two generations after the exultation of Independence and the concurrent horrors of Partition, contemporary Indian photographers reclaim and reappraise the history of colonialism in their country. These artists look closely and critically at historical Indian photography and draw on diverse sources of inspiration. They take matters of history into their own hands, redefining the iconic historical images of India and investigating the complex relationship between traditions of representation and contemporary image-making. The exhibition will include works by Raqs Media Collective, Gauri Gill, Nandan Ghiya, Vivan Sundaram, Pushpamala N., and Annu Palakunnathu Matthew.