“When The Gods Came Down To Earth – The Suitcase Edition” Opens at Aicon Gallery in New York City

When: Tues. Aug. 16 at 6:00pm - Sept. 3 at 6:00pm, Reception Thurs. Aug 18th 6 pm.
Where: Aicon Gallery 35 Great Jones Street, New York, NY
Presented By: The Indo- American Arts Council

Indo-American Arts Council presents The “Suitcase Edition” of Srinivas Krishna’s installation “When The Gods Came Down To Earth“ as part of the 8th ANNUAL ERASING BORDERS 2011: Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora

Aicon Gallery, 35 Great Jones St, NYC
Exhibition dates: August 16-September 3, 2011
Opening Reception: August 18th, 6:30-8:30 pm.


Curated by Vijay Kumar
IAAC Director of Exhibitions Tanu Jindal

Erasing Borders is a richly provocative exhibition by artists of the Indian diaspora who confront issues of sexuality, terror, disease, the environment, racial and sectarian politics in painting, prints, installations, video, and sculpture. With great technical mastery and diversity of theme and style, these works combine traditional Indian aesthetics with Western elements, and speak to the powerful experience of personal and cultural dislocation in the global village. In its eighth year, Erasing Borders is curated by Vijay Kumar and produced by the Indo-American Arts Council. Free and open to the public.

For more info, artist bios / statements, and sample works visit:

Fasihu Ahsan, Mohammed Bari, Samanta Batra Mehta, Fareen Butt, Amita Chatterjee, Sonia Chaudhary, Nandini Chirimar, Neil Chowdhury, Uday K Dhar, Reet Das, Delna Dastur, Anjali Deshmukh, Anujan Ezhikode, Aaliyah Gupta, Mansoora Hassan, Mumtaz Hussain, Tehniyet Hussain, Samina Iqbal, Nidhi Jalan, Sunita Jariwala-Gajjar, Reeta Gidwani – Karmarkar, Kulvinder Kaur Dhew, Aamir Khan Tarin , Srinivas Krishna, Shaurya Kumar, Shobha Menon, Rahul Mitra, Indrani Nayar-Gall, Kuzana Ogg, Avani Patel, Minna Philips, Antonio Puri, Talha Rathore, Rasika Reddy, Sangeeta Reddy, Pinku Roy-Bari, Tara Sabharwal, Satyakam Saha, Pallavi Sharma, Sara Suleman, Roshani Thakore, MD Tokon, Prince Varghese Thomas


March 19 – April 10
Queens Museum of Art, NY

April 25 – May 27
Wang Center, Stony Brook University, NY

August 16 – September 3
Aicon Gallery, NY

September 19 – December 9
Jorgensen Gallery, CT