Visual Arts

Exploding the Lotus

Feb. 29-May 25
Opening Reception: Feb. 28; 6-9 pm

Co-curated by Jaishri Abichandani and Jane Hart

This show presents a selection of South Asian artists whose work upends traditional cultural, spiritual, and political facets of their national origin disrupting surfaces, images, social spaces, and hegemonic culture. As this global hot-spot merges into mainstream Western Culture, methods of expression are re-examined, honored, and scrutinized, addressing fundamental issues of the region including war, feminism, and the endurance of spiritual practices-all issues at the forefront of South Asian contemporary life and culture.

The exhibition will include work in a variety of media from painting, works on paper, installation, photography, video and sculpture.

Artists included in the exhibition
Jaishri Abichandani   Jesal Kapadia
Fariba Alam Swati Khurana
Rina Banerjee Bari Kumar
Anna Bhushan Naeem Mohaiemen
Ansuman Biswas Prema Murthy
Mareena Daredia Yamini Nayar
Chitra Ganesh Kanishka Raja
Vandana Jain Sadia Rehman
Rajkamal Kahlon Mithu Sen
Fawad Khan Jaret Vadera

Bollywood Night Thursday, April 3, 7:30 – 10 pm
Enjoy a Bollywood film, music and Indian-inspired refreshments.

Funding Arts Broward

This exhibition was made possible in part by a grant from Funding Arts Broward. The 07/08 visual arts season is sponsored by Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz.

Funding Acknowledgements

Funding Logos: State of Florida, Broward County, City of Hollywood

Gallery exhibitions and artist talks are funded in part by Michael and Lou Anne Colodny, and Marianne Ferro. The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and the Kresge Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.