Ranu Mukherjee: Visiting Artist Lecture
Thursday, November 29, 2018; 6–7pm
Osher Hall, Porteous Second Floor
Free and open to the public
Ranu Mukherjee makes bodies of work and large scale installations by combining drawing, painting and print on fabric or paper alongside video, animation and choreography. Her work is marked by a deliberate use of saturated color, layering or collision of time frames,fragmentation and sensuality. Her art evokes questions of visibility, abstraction and the illusion of knowing, intensified by the algorithmic distribution of news images and information. In recent projects, she explores the present as a confluence of tension between colonial legacy and indigenous power, and ways that the colonized speak to the future. Her elemental treatment of landscape embodies the force of otherness; of the hybrid, the diasporic and the speculative.
“There is cultural time and there is material time. The body connects to both.” Shadowtime – Ranu Mukherjee