An Afternoon of Conversation and Performance:
Ranu Mukherjee, Judy Dater and Hope Mohr Dance
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13TH, 2018, 2:30 - 5:30 PM
Conversation with Judy Dater, 2:30PM
Performance by Hope Mohr Dance, 4:00PM
Di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Sonoma, Ca.
MAKING MIGRATION VISIBLE: Traces, Tracks & Pathways
October 5 – December 14, 2018
Opening October 5, 2018 5-8PM
November 29, 2018 Visiting Artist: Ranu Mukherjee Osher Hall, MECA, Portland 6PM
Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art and Design, Portland, ME
Ranu Mukherjee : A Bright Stage
July 14, 2018 - January 20, 2019
For A Bright Stage, Ranu Mukherjee combines printed linen, embroidered silk, paint, and animation to metaphorically transform the museum's atrium into a grove of banyan trees. This tree, native to India, is sacred to people of diverse faiths, and its immense canopies define the outdoor meeting places that historically formed the social, commercial, and political core of many Indian communities. India’s national tree, the banyan is also a symbol of the country’s fight against colonial power. Mukherjee’s printed and painted images evoke these associations, drawing from collective and individual gestures of protest against the violation of human and civil rights.
Responding to the history and architecture of the de Young, A Bright Stage reflects on the cultural and spatial perspectives of the museum. In this work, the adjective “bright” applies to qualities both visual and auditory (a bright sound is one with high frequencies). Invoking the banyan's form and mystical and political connotations, the installation accentuates the atrium’s physical qualities and its role as a social gathering space.
“It feels like history is cracking open right now,” says Mukherjee. “I’m thinking a lot about the amplification of public voices carrying histories of colonialism and feminism… The de Young’s historically and geographically wide-ranging collection, with its colonial, nineteenth-century roots, is informing the trajectory of my work. It has the potential to talk back and slowly turn cultural perspective inside out.”
OPENING EVENTS | SATURDAY, JULY 14
Ranu Mukherjee in conversation with Claudia Schmuckli, Curator in Charge, Contemporary Art and Programming
1–1:30 pm | Koret Auditorium, de Young
1:30–4 pm | Atrium, de Young
BE NOT STILL: LIVING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES PART 2
June 23—December 30, 2018
Opening June 30, 2018 5-7PM
New commissions by Victor Cartagena, Ranu Mukherjee and Lava Thomas and a curatorial project by Lexa Walsh.
Di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Sonoma, Ca.
Beyond Transnationalism: The Legacies of Post Independent Art from South Asia
10 February – 21 February , 2018 ,
Opening 10 February 4-7 PM
Under the auspices of the 70-year legacy of India and Pakistan’s independence, Beyond Transnationalism showcases artists living in the United States of South Asian descent. The works in this exhibition assert new and complex aesthetic and geopolitical propositions that question, complicate and travel far beyond conventional notions of home, nations, and belonging.
curated by Dr. Arshiya Lokhandwala
All India Fine Arts and Crafts Society Gallery , 1 Rafi Marg, New Delhi Open 11-7
A MEDITATION ON TRUST
collaboration with Hope Mohr Dance
January 26, 7-9 PM
Echoing Sanctuary‘s ethos of plurality, the Sanctuary Salon series—a cornerstone of the exhibition’s public programming—will weave together the voices of artists whose practices span creative disciplines including spoken word, music, dance, and film. Invited guests will present and perform new or existing works that resonate with the thesis of the exhibition, allowing visitors to engage with and reflect on these themes in new and compelling ways.
Sanctuary Salon will be held at the Fort Mason Chapel on Friday, January 26th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm; the event starts promptly at 7pm
December 18, 2017 – February 09, 2018
Join us for an Artist Talk by Ranu Mukherjee on January 22, at 10:00 a.m. in the PCA&D Atrium.
Shivery Proof, an exhibition by Ranu Mukherjee, is in the PCA&D Main Gallery
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA
Published December 12, 1017
An essay tribute to Ted Purves, and my thoughts on "Social Practice"
Art Practical/ Issue 9.1 Public sense
October 07, 2017 – March 11, 2018
The notion of sanctuary—both physical and psychological—has been fundamental in shaping a sense of selfhood and social identity throughout human history. But in an era of increasing global migration and rising nationalism, the right to safe haven is under threat, and the necessity for compassion is greater than ever. For its latest presentation of art about place, FOR-SITE invited 36 artists from 21 different countries to design contemporary rugs reflecting on sanctuary, offering visitors a multiplicity of perspectives on the basic human need for refuge, protection, and sacred ground.
For-site Foundation at Fort Mason Chapel, San Francisco
September 23, 2017 – December 30, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday September 22
The border wall is a frequent topic in today’s headlines, yet its history dates back to the turn of the century. After the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, there were calls for a fence along the southern United States border to deter Chinese immigrants from re-entering the country. As a result, most moved south and created their own communities throughout Latin America. This exhibition looks broadly at the influence of Asian labor and culture in the Americas with artists from Latin America, the United States and Asia, exploring the body and soul of forced migrations.
curated by Julio Cesar Morales and Xiaoyu Weng
September 14-17, 2017
Gallery Wendi Norris, Booth 237
Artists DRAWING CLUB: Five years, one night
Thursday September 14, 2017
6:30 PM , Samsung hall, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
Photographer Quincy Stamper, who documented over twenty-nine Artist Drawing Club projects over the past five years, shares his unique perspective on the significance of this dynamic program series through an installation and conversation with artists. Michael Arcega, Julie Chang, Eliza Gregory, Ranu Mukherjee, Hadi Tabatabai, Weston Teruya and others join Stamper for a conversation about how museum practice needs to evolve to serve artists and the public in the twenty-first century. Stamper’s photographs of artists in their studios will be on view during the event. An informal mixer follows the discussion.
RANU MUKHERJEE Shadowtime
May 18, 2017 – July 8, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 18, 6-8PM
Conversation between Mukherjee and Saisha Grayson, Predoctoral Fellow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. and the former Assistant Curator at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum: Thursday, June 8, 6-7PM
Closing reception and performance with Hope Mohr Dance: Thursday, June 29th, 6-8PM Performance: 6:30-6:45, reception to follow
Surrealism and It's Legacy
January 10, 2017
Gallery Wendi Norris, San Francisco
Moderator: Jodi Roberts, Halperin Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University,
Panelists: Ranu Mukherjee, visual artist and Associate Professor at California College for the Arts and Jonathan Parker, filmmaker.
De Young Museum | Sprawl
Open to the Public Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Shooting paris of people to hug while log rolling for new hybrid film
Blackbox Series | Phantasmagoria
eGallery | November 19-February 12
Tarble Art Center, 2010 9th Street, Charleston, Illinois
Root Division, San Francisco
Exhibition: 11.09.2016 - 11.30.2016
PANEL DISCUSSION : 11/17/2016 6-8PM
Pulling Threads is a conversation between Feminist art history and contemporary Bay Area female identifying artists.
Dold Projects, Sankt Georgen, Germany
Exhibition: 23.10.2016 - 10.12.2016
Opening: 22.10.2016, 19:00
Unruly City premieres segments from a new 0rphan drift media project, also titled Unruly City, alongside selections of related work by 0D collaborators Ranu Mukherjee and Mer Maggie Roberts.