MeMoSa Series with Shahzia Sikander

Barnard College, Movement Lab, Milstein Center

April 10, 2023 - April 15, 2023 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Pakistani-American multi-media visual artist Shahzia Sikander collaborates with the Movement Lab, Theatre Department, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, and South Asia Institute on this process-focused Media Movement Salon (MeMoSa) Series.

With a different focus each day, Shahzia will present her work in conjunction with student artists from Monday April 10th through Thursday April 13th. Shahzia then has invited fellow New York based South Asian artists to co-present their works in process on Friday and Saturday April 14th-15th. Contributing artists include Vijay Iyer, Aruna D’Souza, Chitra Ganesh, Priyanka Dasgupta, Anurima Banerji and Sa’dia Rehman. 

MeMoSa Series will run from 4:00-6:00pm Monday (4/10), Tuesday (4/11), Thursday (4/13) and Friday (4/14), from 10:00am-12:00pm Wednesday (4/12), and from 3:00-5:00pm Saturday (4/15). Drop-ins are welcome!


Monday, 4/10, 4:00-6:00pm: The Arabesque: focus on sound, movement and dance, with the possibility of the composer live-performing the score

Tuesday, 4/11, 4:00-6:00pm: Slowing Seeing: with visual artists and art historians looking at various ways of seeing/entering into Shahzia's work, including from miniature paintings to digital work

Wednesday, 4/12, 10:00-12:00pm: Ekphrasis: textual practices around Shahzia's work including calligraphy in Mughal painting, poetry, spoken word and modern practices around generating alt text

Thursday, 4/13,  4:00-6:00pm: The Gendered Body: including questions of sexuality, the archive, and recording practices

Friday, 4/14, 4:00-6:00pm: Making South Asian American Art I: New York South Asian artists share works-in-process

Saturday, 4/15 3:00-5:00pm: Making South Asian American Art II: New York South Asian artists co-present works-in-process 

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