Material Histories with Meera Sethi

   Friday, March 12

   6:00 - 7:00 pm
   Zoom

Join artist Meera Sethi in a free artist talk and show & tell, Material Histories, that explores Meera’s artistic practice as it relates to cultural and socio-political histories of South Asian textiles and garments. Meera will share personal anecdotes and inspiration from her collection of South Asian textiles and artifacts while discussing her work. From her talk, she will lead a Q&A discussion on South Asian heritage textile crafts and garment design, production, and how they relate to regional cultures, identities, and political histories.

*The initial format of the workshop has changed to this revised format.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this program, please contact the program coordinator: hitoko@agb.life

Meera Sethi is one of the exhibiting artists in the paired exhibition In Visible at the Perry Gallery of the AGB from March 12- June 26, 2021. This artist talk and show & tell is an ancillary program to the exhibition.


MATERIALS:

  • Paper and pen or pencil for jotting down notes of interest.
  • A cup of tea or other beverage to enjoy throughout the gathering.

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS:

All Participation requirements:

-You will need to have a screen device with a Zoom account and some proficiency in navigating Zoom.

We are unable to go over “how-to-Zoom” during the workshop due to limited time.

To learn Zoom basic navigations, please watch this short YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiMAStIflXI

To learn how to Pin a Video on Zoom, please watch this short YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYg-0p4M_Qo

This artist talk will not be recorded to maintain a live experience.

If you have any questions, please direct them to hitoko@agb.life

The zoom link will be emailed to registrants before the workshop.


INSTRUCTOR BIO:

Meera Sethi’s practice uses a variety of mediums to explore connections between labour, embodiment, and historical processes as it relates to clothing, textile, and migration. She is interested in tying the personal to the political through objects of care.

Meera Sethi is one of the exhibiting artists in the paired Spring exhibition In Visible at the Perry Gallery of the AGB.

You can catch up with Meera’s current projects on her Instagram @meerasethi

Image credits: Courtesy of the artist