Opening Celebration: I Will Meet You Yet Again: Contemporary Sikh Art
Join us for an opening night performance at 6 pm, followed by a reception with light refreshments provided by Tulsi Eatery—Westwood and music from 7–9 pm.
Artist Keerat Kaur, whose work is featured in the exhibition, invites us on an immersive journey through poetry, song, and visual arts that highlight the beauty of the mystic realm. She will present The Bouquet, a collection of Panjabi poetry from her own repertoire. She will then perform a collection of Panjabi, Hindi, and Neo-Jazz tunes based on folk traditions, along with her own compositions. All of these pieces will be interwoven with vivid imagery projected behind her, inviting the audience into a multi-sensory experience.
Keerat Kaur is a Canadian-born artist and architect with Sikh-Panjabi roots. Her work takes shape through the disciplines of painting, sculpture, writing, music, and architecture. Drawing inspiration from Sikh philosophies, she employs metaphor and symbolism to revolutionize our relationship to nature and spirituality. Her recent work contributes to the advancement of language learning and preservation. Keerat currently lives and works between Vancouver, British Columbia and London, Ontario.
I Will Meet You Yet Again: Contemporary Sikh Art is on view January 28–May 26, 2024.
I Will Meet You Yet Again is organized by the Fowler Museum at UCLA and is curated by Sonia Dhami, president of Art & Tolerance, trustee of The Sikh Foundation, and managing editor of the Sikh Research Journal; and Syona Puliady, specialist in South Asian arts and curator of textiles of the Eastern Hemisphere at the Fowler Museum.
Major support is provided by the Lilly Endowment Inc. and The Sikh Foundation. Additional generous funding comes from the Fay Bettye Green Fund to Commission New Work, Fowler Contemporary Council Fund, and the Five Rivers Foundation/Khanuja Family. Educational programming is made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc, as part of the Fowler initiative, Engaging Lived Religion.
Images (L–R): Keerat Kaur (b. 1991, London, Ontario, Canada), Sky Dome 35: an Archi(tech)tural Fairytale (detail), 2017; mixed media; Courtesy of the artist
Keerat Kaur; photo: Baljit Singh