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Moving Tracts: Cuisines, Cultures, Communities from South Asia

October 7 to November 28, Reception: October 19, 4PM Coffman Memorial Union, Second Floor Gallery

Does food evoke memories? Does food create identities? Does food write histories?

Visit this exhibition to experience how migrants navigate new spaces through food cultures from their 'homeland' and how assimilation/alienation takes place. Explore how food creates new identities by transforming the personal into the political. Pawan Sharma presents a series of short documentaries, still images, and installations to showcase the diverse food cultures of the South-Asian communities in the Twin Cities. By bringing together testimonies of nostalgia and gestures of affect in mixed media, this exhibition opens up new creative possibilities to move beyond the limitations of borders and boundaries.

Artist - Pawan Sharma, PhD Student and Visual Media Artist, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota

A Mixed-media Initiative

Sponsored by -

Memory Movement Montage, Institute of Advanced Study

SEWA-AIFW (Asian Indian Family Wellness)

Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Student Union and Activities, Coffman Arts Gallery

Sustainable Development Goals Initiative, University of Minnesota

Planned by Student Events and Entertainment.

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