Benefit for South Asian Women’s Creative Collective

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Date/Time: 15/08/2003 12:00 am

Please join us for the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective’s annual
benefit performance, this Friday, August15. Tickets are being sold on a
first come-first serve basis. Someone will be selling tickets at BosePacia
starting at 6pm. Please arrive early to ensure a spot. We look forward to
seeing you all there! Its going to be an amazing evening.
Information below, Forward Widely:
Press Contact: Lisa Varghese
(212) 989-7074 or lisa@bosepaciamodern.com
Friday, August 15, 7 to 9 p.m.
BosePacia Modern Gallery
508 West 26th Street, 11th floor
(between 10th & 11th Avenues)
New York, NY 10001
(212) 989-7074
$10 sliding scale suggested donation
(all proceeds to benefit SAWCC)
THROUGH CUSTOMS, the sixth annual visual arts show organized by the South
Asian Women1s Creative Collective, is a group exhibition of 11 artists which
presents contemporary art from diverse cultural contexts throughout South
Asia and its diaspora. The show is juried by Shamim Momin and Raina
Lampkins-Fielder, both of the Whitney Museum of American Art. It will be on view from August 1 to 23, from 12 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment, at Bose Pacia Modern Gallery in Manhattan.
On Friday, August 15 a Benefit Performance, featuring writers and performers
from SAWCC1s membership, will be held at BosePacia Modern from 7 to 9 p.m.
Jaishri Abichandani, founder of SAWCC and an artist featured in the exhibit,
Will emcee the event.
Comedienne Sudha, who has performed at Gotham Comedy Club, Stand-Up NY,
Comedy Cellar, Boston Comedy Club and Caroline1s many times, will be
Presenting from her one-woman act. Sharbari Ahmed, writer and playwright of
Raisins not Virgins: All1s Fair in Love and Holy War, will be reading from her novel, A
Small War.
Ishrat Hoque, a dancer who began training at age four at the Bangladesh
Academy of Fine Arts and studied Bharatnatayam for ten years with Guru Selvi
Chandranathan of NJ, will be performing a traditional piece based on
Bangladeshi music. Sunita S. Mukhi, performance artist, scholar, culture
worker, and Director of the Charles B. Wang Center for Asian American Culture at SUNY-Stony Brook, will be reading from a new work, 3Liberty1s New Wedding Day.2 Also featured will be Kalikut Root, a musical group that combines South Asian Traditions with flute, spoken word and sensual vocals.
The evening will end with special guest and author Meera Nair reading from
her debut collection of short stories, Video (Pantheon, 2002), which was
Chosen as one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post.
The South Asian Women1s Creative Collective is a nonprofit organization
dedicated to the advancement, visibility, and development of emerging and
established South Asian Women artists. Since 1997, SAWCC has been an
Alternative community within which to explore the creative process and
politics of representation. For more information, please visit www.sawcc.org.
THROUGH CUSTOMS was made possible through support from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council1s Fund for Creative Communities/NYSCA and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
South Asian Women1s Creative Collective
16 West 32nd St., 10th Floor
New York, NY 10001 www.sawcc.org