Indian-born artist Rina Banerjee (b. 1963) creates richly layered works made from materials sourced throughout the world to reflect the splintered experience of migration, identity, tradition, and culture often prevalent in diasporic communities. In a single sculpture, one can find African tribal jewelry, colorful feathers, light bulbs, Murano glass, and South Asian antiques. This is the first major survey of Banerjee’s work in the United States and includes large-scale installations, sculptures, and paintings produced over two decades. While the works can be enjoyed as vividly colored and sensuously layered sculptures, they also address themes of multiple identities, feminism, the impact of colonialism, cultural appropriation, and globalization.
Organized by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the San José Museum of Art.
Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World is made possible in part by major grants from the William Penn Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Exelon Foundation and PECO, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Rina Banerjee (b. 1963). Learn of their discovery . . . , 2013. Acrylic on watercolor paper, 30 x 44 in.
Private collection, Miami. © Rina Banerjee. Image courtesy of Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels
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