The Annual IAAC “Erasing Borders" exhibition Showcases Art from the Indian Diaspora

artwork: Reet Kunal Das - "The Jets and the Sharks", 2009 - Blue Print, Gouache, Acrylic, Graphite, on Paper - 26” x 17” Courtesy the Indo-American Arts Council. On view in "Erasing Borders" at Crossing Art, Queens from March 17th until April 20th.

New York City.- The Indo-American Arts Council’s 9th Annual “Erasing Borders Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora” features work by 41 artists who confront issues like sexuality, terror, disease, the environment and racial politics through various artistic mediums like paintings, prints, installations, video and sculpture. This eclectic mix of artists is chosen by curator Vijay Kumar and is free and open to the public. The resulting works often meld Indian and Western ideas about color, form and subject. The opening reception will take place at Crossing Art Queens on March 17th from 3pm to 6pm and the exhibition will then remain on display through April 20th.Twenty million people of Indian origin shifted countries in the 20th and 21st centuries. Implicit in the term Diaspora are the concepts of change and adaptation. Cultural dislocation can produce unexpected and powerful results.