Rina Banerjee: Make
Me a Summary of the World
The Art of Becoming Black
Inter-generational dialog and immersive video installation about post-WWII history.
How does social collective memory about World War II project our present and future?
Curated by Antonio Geusa and Anna Evtiugina.
Author of the project, artist, and documentary filmmaker Naum Medovoy dedicated himself to revising the conventional representation of the Second World War in art. A 10-channel video installation was created in collaboration with video artist Nikita Shokhov and sound artist Oleg Makarov.
- Cube.Moscow, May 29 – July 4, 2021
- Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center (Yekaterinburg), July 2021
Gallery 11.12 presented two projects Scan and Klaxon by Nikita Shokhov and Anna Evtiugina. The Scan series reflects the difference between Russian and American social culture through the phenomenon of the mass carnival procession.
The VR installation of the 360-film Klaxon offers
a mind journey through time and space, creating
a poetic allegory of a divided consciousness in the context of the social context in the United States.
11.12 gallery, March 3 — April 14, 2020
Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World is the first mid-career retrospective of the artist's work. Co-organized by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, and San José Museum of Art, the exhibition presents almost twenty years of Banerjee's large-scale installations, sculptures, and paintings—including a re-creation of her work from the 2000 Whitney Biennial; sculptures featured
in the 2017 Venice Biennale; and recent work for the Prospect 4 New Orleans biennial. Rina Banerjee:
Make Me a Summary of the World focuses on four interdependent themes in Banerjee's work that coincide with important issues of our time: immigration and identity; the lasting effects of colonialism and its relationship to globalization; feminism; and climate change.
San Jose Museum of Art, May 16 – October 6, 2019
Conversations with scholars and artists who work on the intersection of African American history, race, and popular culture. Two-day symposium with artists and scholars at Indiana University was curated by Anna Evtiugina and Kaila Austin.
Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (Bloomington), November 2017