Debashish Banerji

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Here you will find short summaries and links to art exhibitions curated by Debashish Banerji:

Divine Carriers: Recent Art from India and Nepal
This exhibition, held at the Laband Art Gallery of Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, in 1998, was an attempt to showcase postcolonial lineages of contemporary spiritual art as portrayed by some Indian artists and one Nepali American artist. Some of these paintings are still available for sale.

Contours of Modernity: An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art
This exhibition, held Feb.1- April 1, 2005 at the Soka University of America, was co-curated with Dr. Nalini Rao. The exhibition featured works from the 1970’s to the present by twenty leading artists from India and of Indian origin. The artists whose works are displayed here include M.F. Husian, S.H. Raza, Allan deSouza, Ram Kumar, Ganesh Pyne, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, G.R. Santosh, F.N. Souza, T.Vaikuntham, Anjolie Ela Menon, Bikash Bhattacharjee, Paresh Maity, Rameshwar Broota, Anil Riveri, Shakti Burman, Vasundhara Tewari, Sohan Qadri, Surender Caur, Anjan Chakravarty, Sudha Achar and Amrita Banerji.

Japan: Living with the Elements:
This exhibition was held at the Philosophical Research Society, Los Angeles, from July 23 - September 25, 2011. Responsding to the disastrous earthquakes of 2011 in North Honshu, the exhibition, showcasing Manly P. Hall's collection of surimono, ukiyo-e, Japanese photographs and books, was designed as a fundraiser for the victims of the earthquake. It celebrated the spirit of the Japanese people and their shinto and Buddhist roots, bringing them into intimate relationship with the elemental forces of nature.
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Buy the Manly P. Hall Companion to the exhibition.

150 Years of Vivekananda: Pioneer of Transcendental Pluralism
This exhibition is presently on display at the Hannon Library of the Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. It is scheduled for the period June 4 - July 26, 2013. The exhibition features photographs, posters, charts and books to narrate Vivekananda's 1893 visit to the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago and subsequent activities in the U.S.

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