Social Memory: Sites of Remembrance – SAWCC Visual Arts Exhibition

The Jewish Art Salon is collaborating with SAWCC on the May 11th panel discussion The Role of the Feminine in the Secular and the Sacred, taking place at one of the three venues featuring our NYC exhibition Genesis: The Beginning of Creation.

We are proud to promote SAWCC’s upcoming exhibition at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts / Blackburn 20|20 Gallery. JAS member Siona Benjamin, also a SAWCC member, is participating in the exhibition, curated by Shilpi Chandra.

South Asian Womxn’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) brings together 15 artists working across diverse media presenting works that reflect upon the idea of social memory and how the possession of individual memory coincides with the collective memory of a group.

For over 25 years, SAWCC has allowed South Asian femmes to tell their own stories; this community has been a site for cultural memory to flourish and a site for identity negotiation within the larger hegemonic forces of Western society. The inter-generational group of artists in this exhibition reformulate new modes of collectivity and investigate the role of memory, identity, and belonging in their works.

This exhibition features works by Rhea Aggarwal, ArtSparks Collective, Siona Benjamin, Marcy Chevali, Shabnam Jannesari, Parvathi Kumar, Farah Mohammad, Namita Paul, Nazrina Rodjan, Tara Sabharwal, Ariana Sarwari, Ela Shah, Mona Sharma, Pallavi Sharma, Fatima Zaidi.

The curator for the exhibition is Shilpi Chandra. 

Opening Reception – Thu, March 16th 6 to 9 pm

Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts 

Blackburn 20|20 Gallery

323 W. 39th St, New York NY 10018

March 16th, 2023 to April 9th, 2023, Wed to Sun 12 to 7 pm