Embodied Dualities


10:30 am - 11:45 am


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Using very different materials, processes, forms, and strategies, artists Sarika Goulatia, Rit Premnath, and Kaveri Raina each considers and depicts dualities in their works.

Moderator Ambika Trasi will lead the artists in a discussion of their interpretations of the dualities of absence/presence, location/dislocation, growth/decay, hovering/being held through various means and entry points, from architecture, to abstraction, to language/poetry.

Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM CT

Sarika Goulatia was born in India and earned a masters in textile design and development there. She has done residencies in rural India, England, Hong Kong and the United States. E/Merge features her installation “sometimes forgotten, sometimes remembered; the tribulations and afflictions never erased.”

Sreshta Rit Premnath is a Bangalore-born, Brooklyn-based artist, educator, and editor of Shifter Magazine. His recent installations and videos have focused on how our occupation of space and endurance through time is shaped by systems of power and control.

Kaveri Raina is from New Delhi (India), she received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Kaveri Raina’s paintings are based on internal dialogues, with words that trigger a feeling or an experience.

Ambika Trasi the panel moderator, is an artist, arts organizer, and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her multidisciplinary, research-based practice considers the coloniality of power within images and sites. She is interested in the roles that memory, language, and technology play in identity-making, community-building, and unlearning in the diaspora.

This is part of our series of programs for E/Merge: Art of the Indian Diaspora.

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