Past Event

Art, Film, and Feminist Futures

September 19, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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208 Knox Hall, 606 West 122 Street, Columbia University, New York


Please join us for a special evening of artist talks and a collective conversation with Chitra Ganesh, Shai Heredia, and Priya Sen who are coming together in New York this month in conjunction with Ganesh's exhibition, Her Garden, A Mirror, opening at the Kitchen. The exhibition is inspired by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain's 1905 sci-fi novella about a feminist utopia and serves as the occasion for a discussion about the aesthetics and politics of imagined futures. 

Free and open to the public; please refer to the poster for more details.

Chitra Ganesh is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been widely exhibited in the United States, with solo presentations at PS 1/MOMA, Brooklyn Museum, Goteborgs Konsthalle, Andy Warhol Museum, and Rubin Museum. Her latest exhibition, Chitra Ganesh: Her Garden, a mirror will be on view at The Kitchen from September 14- October 20. 

Shai Heredia is a filmmaker, curator, and founding director of Experimenta, an international moving image art biennial in India. She teaches at the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore. Her award-wining short film, I Am Micro (2012), develops a longstanding interest in avant-garde film practice and the state of the official archive.

Priya Sen is a Delhi-based filmmaker and artist working on questions of form, urban ethnographies, music, and migration.Her latest documentary feature, Yeh Freedom Life / This Freedom Life (2018) follows two women from the working class neighborhood of Ambedkar Nagar as they try to create a "free" space for life and love.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS), MA program in Film & Media, and the Center for Comparative Media.