Working to further the dialogue between women and contemporary art, the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective is an organization that seeks to unite and provide resources for female artists of South Asian descent, bringing a crucial perspective to the forefront of the global feminist art world. This weekend, board members Mareena Dareida and Sadia Rehman, along with artists Sara Rahbar, Samira Abbassy, and poet Sarah Husain will participate in a panel discussion moderated by artist Miriam Ghani here at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art during the Brooklyn Museum’s Target First Saturday events. The panel will provide a taste of these artists work as well as spoken word in this precursor to the collective’s 11th annual visual arts show, Rods and Cones: Seeing From the Back of One’s Head, at the Abrons Art Center, Henry Street Settlement this August. Featuring artwork by Samira Abbassy, Samanta Batra Mehta, Anna Bhushan, Ruby Chishti, Smruthi Gargi Eswar, Mona Kamal, Baseera Khan, Pallavi Sharma, Sheena Sood, this exhibition should definitely be worth checking out!
Jessie recently completed her BA in Art History at Brooklyn College. Since she moved to Brooklyn from Gainesville, Florida in 2005, she has embraced the cold weather by creating and marketing knitwear of her own original design. She is also a collaborative musician and recently lent her abilities to the White Wave Dance Festival of 2007 in DUMBO. Jessie is excited to begin her career in art history here at the Brooklyn Museum as a curatorial intern for the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.