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Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World

Frist Art Museum / Nashville / Art

“The mystery that you leave in your work allows for entry,” says the artist Rina Banerjee, who was born in Calcutta in 1963 and raised in the West. “Where else can we have the pleasure, if not [in] art, to explore when we are incoherent, but are saying something?” Banerjee creates ineffable sculptures made of all kinds of things—bird cages, shells, crystal beads, fabric, fans, feathers, and much more. Her pieces have the delicacy of a Persian miniature, the fantasy forms of Hindu gods. They read like surreal species, multicultural hybrids. This mid-career survey has been touring since 2018, and includes paintings, sculptures, and installations made during the last 20 years. —L.J.

Frist Art Museum 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, United States
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