Her Moist Breath warm with saliva and scent punctured mountain pleasured a thousand cultures of magnificent Migrations in Mist hidden bewildering beasts and plant blew winds for wandering trumpeted of conch and sprinkled cowry shell as money , came to launch commerce by mouth of river to open sea spoke sirens to fold all difference into a single hunger for more to eat
Ota Fine Arts Singapore is delighted to present “Migration’s Breath”, a solo exhibition featuring new sculptures, works on paper and lithographs by Indian-born, New York-based artist Rina Banerjee. One of the foremost artists of the post-colonial diaspora, Banerjee’s work is intricate and enchanting.
Having grown up in mixed cultural communities and urban sites as far apart as Kolkata and New York City, Rina Banerjee’s multi-faceted creations fuse the boundaries between East and West while seeking for a more globalised, permeable sense of space and history.
Conscious of our increased mobility with tourism and accumulated capital, her work contemplates the meaning of the exotic in the wake of colonialism, the forces and trajectories of migration and diaspora, and the traces they leave behind.
About Rina Banerjee
Born in Kolkata, India in 1963, the now New York City-based artist Rina Banerjee first pursued a career in chemical sciences before completing her MFA in painting at Yale University School of Art, where she won several prestigious awards. Her love of materials, from heritage textiles and fashion to colonial objects, historical architecture, ethnography and mythology, coupled with the experience of growing up within communities of mixed cultural backgrounds and urban sites provide the content and context for her work. She has been featured at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013), the 7th Asia Pacific Triennale of Contemporary Art (2012), “The Greater New York Show” at the MoMA PS1 (2005) and the Whitney Biennial (2000). Her work is held in museum collections worldwide, including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; amongst many others.
Venue: Ota Fine Arts, 7 Lock Road, #02-13 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108935
When: 23 Jan - 21 Mar 2015,
By: Ota Fine Arts