South Asian Literature & Art Festival

Sunday, October 6, 2019, 12PM - 5PM

Students w/ID: $10

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Join us for the Bay Area's first South Asian Literature & Art Festival, presented by Art Forum SF in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Institute of South Asian Studies.

Celebrating contemporary reflections of literature and arts from South Asia, the event will feature books and readings, hands-on art activities, writing programs, art exhibitors, folk artists, Bollywood pop-up dancers, bhangra rhythms, and dance interludes — all interspersed with delicious food stations representing the flavors of the entire subcontinent.

In addition, you’ll have a chance to see 15 local, national, and international authors and artists, who will present keynotes and on-stage sessions throughout the day. And be sure to stop by the Project Space for an exhibition of contemporary Indian art curated by Sunderlande.

This all-ages festival is perfect for the whole family. Come and spend the day with us!

NOTE: No on-site parking at Montalvo. Please go directly to West Valley College, Lot 1 for free parking and shuttle service.

View and download a digital copy of the program.

Art On View:

  • Priyanka Mathew from Sunderlande New York presents the exhibition Revelations: The Evolution of Modern and Contemporary Indian Art, featuring iconic works by Jamini Roy, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Krishen Khanna, Anjolie Ela Menon, Shobha Broota, G. R. Iranna, and more



Garden Terrace

Historic Villa

Carriage House Theatre

12:10pm The Subcontinent’s children: Mitali Perkins and Naheed Senzai moderated by Sadaf Siddique Canvass reflections: Contemporary feminist artist Rekha Rodwittya in conversation with Dr.Prajit Dutta of Aicon Gallery NY
12:55pm Sthree dance
1:05pm Music & Readings: Ramya Shankar, Mitali Perkins, Sadaf The tide of their poems: Athena Kashya and Tanuja Wakefiled moderated by Ritu Marwah Living Museums: Robert Mintz and Abhishek Poddar, moderated by Priyanka Mathew of Sunderland Gallery
1:45pm Sthree dance Xpressions
2pm There are No Margins: Minal Hajratwala & Siddharth Dube, moderated by Prof Harsha Ram From the Sacred to the Profane: Varun Grover and Vikramaditya Motwane — the men behind Sacred Games — Moderated by Tipu Purkayastha
2:50pm Xpressions Sthree dance
3pm Midnight’s Children and beyond: Shanthi Sevekaran & Nayomi Munaweera, moderated by Moazzam Sheikh India’s Hidden Stories, from WW2 to WhatsApp Elections: Raghu Karnad in conversation with Jonathan Curiel
3:50pm Shalini Dance
4pm Confluences: Cinema Poetry and Art. An elaborate Encounter with Deepti Naval, moderated by Prof. Harsha Ram
4:50pm Xpression dance finale

Related Programming:

Join us on Friday, October 18 at 7:30pm for From Text to Screen: Vikram Chandra in Conversation with Anurag Kashyap.

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