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October 2018
Vol. 37 No. 8

A publication of the
International Sculpture Center
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Shape Shifter: A Conversation with Rina Banerjee
by Joshua Reiman
When signs of origin fade, fall out, if
washed away, trickle into separations,
precipitate when boiled or filtered to
reveal all doubleness as wickedness. Vanishing
act that migration, mixation like
mothers who hid paternity who could
name move me slowly reveal me only
when my maker stands straight, 2016. Our world is more connected now than ever before. Yet most of our experiences of art take place through virtual means, accompanied by broad strokes of information. As we try to classify objects without meaningful spatial interactions, our perspectives are irrevocably shifting. It is possible that in art today, we are trying too hard to find meaning in a barrage of imagery. How are traditions passed on? How are crafts disseminated? What does it mean to be handmade? In sculpture, are there still histories and narratives held within materials? The work of Rina Banerjee begins to answer these questions through lush materiality and written form, directing them toward readings of specificity. Her perspective on human diaspora relies on vivid means of storytelling and fractured histories.

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When signs of origin fade, fall out, if washed away, trickle into separations, precipitate when boiled or filtered to reveal all doubleness as wickedness. Vanishing act that migration, mixation like mothers who hid paternity who could name move me slowly reveal me only when my maker stands straight, 2016.

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