JAGAH // JADOO creates an opportunity for artists to reimagine narratives that have been erased by collective hxstories of colonization. Through music, dance, and visual art, the evening long showcase followed by a three weeklong exhibition, aims to cultivate and claim a space for South Asian artists across disciplines, identities, and geographies, in one magic place.
JAGAH's focus is to weave together themes of geography, sense of belonging, and nonlinear diasporic experiences. The Sanskrit word translating to: place - is the manifestation of a multidimensional space for artists to present their sanctuaries and investigate their individual and shared narratives tied to the South Asian experience.
JADOO acts as a dua to the transcestors, allowing South Asian queer and trans folx to build community with their past, present and future ancestors in a space centered on individual and collective conversations on death, grief, and mental illness.
Away from the heteronormative and Eurocentric gaze, the exhibition provides a platform for artists of the South Asian diaspora to examine how their identities serve as a form of resistance by asserting claims to belonging.
Podcast interview with The Buffet Show!
Learn more about the artists behind S//M Productions and JAGAH in this interview with The Buffet Show podcast, by Jerry Waki. They talk about their inspirations for their and work and their participation in USAAF 2019 as Showcase artists.
About S//M Productions
S//M Productions seeks to dismantle the gendered notions held by the colonialist heteropatriarchy which limit the participation queer and trans South Asians have to exist. We aim to create space in which artists rewrite and unlearn the painful memories of isolation, and replace them with collective moments of healing.
JAGAH in Sanskrit means place, home, sanctuary. Created by two Bay Area based artists of the Indian diaspora, JAGAH aims to unify diverse South Asian communities through collaborative artistic practices, group exhibitions, and public performances, as a way of exploring the complex individual and collective narratives we carry.
Dates & Times
Exhibition Open: May 13-25, Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10AM-6PM
Opening Reception: Fri, May 17 @ 6-9PM
Top Images: Courtesy of Shannon Prasad, By Natasha Dangond + Vasudhaa Narayanan
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