INTERCULTURAL: Sheina & Shana in Conversation about combatting racial profiling.
Lecture at Installation venue
Sunday November 5th, 11am-2pm, Champagne Brunch
FAB-gallery, 2001 Main St, Santa Monica, CA90405
Intercultural is a conceptually rigorous, painstakingly detailed portfolio exploring conventions of ethnographic perceptions through a series of costumed self-portraiture featuring Sheinina Lolita Raj arrayed in the traditional authentic finery of various regions and nations — India, Pakistan, Japan, Thailand, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Eritrea, Morocco, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Armenia, Mexico, Hawaii, First Nation and North America.
Raj’s own cross-border heritage and intercontinental family history first inspired her to embark on this serial self-transformation, in which her inviting countenance is revealed as ethnically morphic as she successively embodies both the epitome and increasing obsolescence of race-based constructs of identity.
The Artist Sheinina Lolita Raj will be in discussion with LA art critic Shana Nys Dambrot