Salman Toor in conversation with Chitra Ganesh

Nov 19, 2020

On the occasion of "Salman Toor: How Will I Know," Salman Toor speaks with artist Chitra Ganesh about the intersections in their artistic practices. Considering the prolonged omission of South Asian American subjectivity in the historical canon, popular culture, and art in the United Sates, the program highlights both artists’ strategies of mining archival sources and speculative narratives to center queer, Brown, and immigrant experiences. The discussion touches on the progression of these stories entering into mainstream culture in the context of gentrification in New York City, the post-9/11 era, and visibility politics. The conversation is moderated by Ambika Trasi, curatorial assistant. Chitra Ganesh is a visual artist who lives and works in Brooklyn. Her installation A city will share her secrets if you know how to ask is currently on view at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art. Salman Toor primarily lives and works in New York. How Will I Know is his first museum solo exhibition.