Curators: Jaishri Abichandani (United States/India), Alexandra Loewenstein (Germany)
Artists: Jaishri Abichandani, Chitra Ganesh, Erika Harrsch, O Zhang, Vandana Jain, Samira Abbassy, Swati Khurana, Yamini Nayar, Pooneh Maghazehe, Divya Mehra, Mariam Ghani, Marina Zurkow
Dates: August 15 to September 12, 2009
Venues: Beijing Tokyo Art Projects and Yan Club Arts Center, 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China
The artists in "Transitional Aesthetics" were chosen both for their multicultural dispositions as well as an intrinsic strain of cross-cultural and gender-identity questions at the core of their art. The diversity of their media and processes sparks the discussion of the fragile space between dystopian and utopian fiction, without neglecting the highly personal and intimate point of departure. The works range from large-scale installation work by Jaishri Abichandani, Chitra Ganesh, Samira Abbassy, and Vandana Jain to photography, single and multiple video works, drawings, paintings, and sculptural installations.
O Zhang, "Poverty is Not Socialism"
Erika Harrsch, "Win a Passport", installation
Erika Harrsch, "United States of North America Passport"
Chitra Ganesh, "Blue"
Swati Khurana, "Least Available Daughter"
Swati Khurana, "Most Reluctant Housekeeper"
Erika Harrsch, "Win a Passport", installation view
Vandana Jain," Glass Diamonds", installation
Jaishri Abichandani, "Mother"
Samirra Abbassy, "Compulsive Navigation Disorder",mural
Samira Abbassy, "I Don't Have a Gun", mural
Divya Mehra, video installation
Vandana Jain, "GE Highway"
Samirra Abbassy, mural
work by Pooneh Maghazehe from "Pioneer" Series
Marina Zurkow, "Elixir 1", animation
Mariam Ghani, "Three Surrenders"