In Conversation: Jagdeep Raina
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
FREE and open to the public
Jagdeep Raina illustrates and reimagines stories and scenes from across the Kashmiri and Punjabi diasporas. Through drawings, writings, paintings, weavings, and animated films, Raina examines diverse histories of transnational migration and mobility and their effects on contemporary life. The artist often draws upon historical memory as well as personal and public archives as source material for his figurative works—blending familial narratives with historical accounts to illuminate the socioeconomic and political structures that have shaped South Asian communities in both his native Canada and across the globe. In this process, Raina works to complicate and upend monolithic perceptions of these richly varied diasporas.
Jagdeep Raina: Bonds, the artist’s first solo museum presentation in the United States, is on view at the Blaffer through October 24.