Kanishka Raja Exhibit Opening Reception—PostWest 2a: Ornament and Translation


Tuesday, October 31, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm



Kanishka Raja’s practice explores the intersection of representation, craft, technology, and the gaps that occur in the transmission of information. In composite fields that tap into oppositions of the technological versus the handmade, original versus reproduction, and neutral versus contested, Raja’s paintings and their woven, scanned, printed, embroidered, and reproduced counterparts interlock in complex visual fields that consider the translation and transposition of visual data and are charged with colliding realms of the foreign and the familiar.

He is the recipient of a 2011 Painters and Sculptors Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation and winner of the 2004 ICA Artists’ Prize awarded by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. His work was featured in the recent monograph, Passages: Indian Art Today (Gerard Goodrow & Julia Ritterskamp, daab Media, Cologne, 2014) and will be included in the upcoming volume, 20th Century Indian Art (Rakhee Balaram, Partha Mitter & Parul Mukherji, editors, Skira, Milan, 2016). He received his BA from Hampshire College, an MFA from the Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He was born in Calcutta and lives and works in New York and Kolkata.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Sarah Lawrence College Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre
917 Kimball Ave
Bronxville, NY 10701
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Times: 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: Sarah Lawrence College
Presenter Website: www.sarahlawrence.edu/news-events/events/2017-2018/2017-10-31-barbara_walters_gall-eid218058.html

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