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Make Me a Summary of the World Opening Celebration

December 7, 2019 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM

Make Me a Summary of the World
December 8, 2019–May 31, 2020

This retrospective includes large-scale sculptures and installations made from materials sourced throughout the world, as well as a thorough selection of works on paper, creating a multisensory space for reflecting upon the splintered experience of identity, tradition, and culture within diasporic communities.

5–6pm | Fowler Member Preview
Please join us for a cocktail reception and hor d’oevres in the Davis Courtyard while previewing the exhibition before the crowds arrive! Not a member? Join today!

6pm | Curators’ Talk and a Conversation with Rina Banerjee
Exhibition cocurators Jodi Throckmorton, Curator of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and Lauren Schell Dickens, Curator, San Jose Museum of Art, will present on Rina Banerjee’s distinct bodies of work—sculpture and works on paper. Banerjee will then join them for a conversation about materials, themes, and her unique installation strategies.

7–9pm | Opening Party
Enjoy a first look at the exhibition, cocktails, and live DJ set with Natalie James.


Related Exhibition: Make Me a Summary of the World
Make Me a Summary of the World brings together several of Banerjee’s monumental installations in conversation with more than two dozen sculptures, as well as a thorough selection of works on paper to create an otherworldly and multi-sensory space. Using a variety of gathered materials ranging from African tribal jewelry to colorful feathers, light bulbs, and Murano glass, Banerjee’s works investigate the splintered experiences of identity, tradition, and culture, prevalent in diasporic communities. These sensuous assemblages present themselves simultaneously as familiar and unfamiliar, thriving on tensions between visual cultures and raising questions about exoticism, cultural appropriation, globalization, and feminism.

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