This catalogue is published on the occasion of the touring exhibition of the same title held in the United States from 2005 to 2008. 'Despite differences in cultural backgrounds, experiences, and approaches, the fourteen women artists in this exhibition explore some of the issues linking contemporary global society. Influenced by migrant cultures and readily available information through the Internet, their multi-media artworks present broad ideas of what culture, origin, home, identity, and human values might signify in a time of accelerated globalization. Meaning is found in how each artist weaves her personal narrative into artistic representation, allowing accessibility through shared experience and embedded knowledge. Artists featured in this exhibition include Rina Banerjee, Lesley Dill, Ellen Gallagher, Mona Hatoum, Adrienne Heinrich, Nina Katchadourian, Simone Leigh, Wangechi Mutu, Yuki Onodera, Kathy Prendergast, Barbara Weissberger, Heesung Yang, Cheryl Yun, and Zarina. These artists were selected because they share certain visual and conceptual sensibilities, by their metaphorical use of materials, willingness to share the intimate and personal, their confrontation of stereotypes, regard for beauty, and immersion in process.' (from the publisher's website)
With an introduction and an essay which takes the form of a dialogue between Vicky A. Clark and Sandhini Poddar. Recommended reading, exhibition checklist, and images of artworks are provided.
Collecting Our Thoughts: A Conversation between Vicky A. Clark and Sandhini Poddar