Picturing Parallax: Photography and Video from the South Asian Diaspora

Thursday, September 15, 2011 to Saturday, October 15, 2011

Video: Picturing Parallax exhibition.

This new exhibition flips the flawed photographic distortion known as "parallax" into a metaphor for images that offer multiple perspectives. South Asian artists from the U.S. and beyond-many whose work is rarely exhibited on the West Coast-use the parallax to address and represent globally important issues such as social equity, exile, migration, assimilation, gender and memory.

Curated by Santhi Kavuri-Bauer.

Featured Artists


The opening celebration will feature a panel discussion with faculty from SF State's South Asian Studies Institute, poetry reading by Shailja Patel, jazz/classical Indian music performance by VidyA and an interactive bhangra performance by Dholrhythms Dance Co. These events will be held in Knuth Hall.


Exhibition supporters include the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation and SF State's International Center for the Arts, Office of International Programs, Retirement Association and Instructionally Related Activities Fund.