South Asian Women’s Creative Collective

(Sara Rahbar, Hosein and I, Oppression Series #2 photo shoot, 2007. Courtesy of the artist.)

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!

(Shamira Abbassy, Calligraphic self-portrait, 2006. Courtesy of England Gallery)