January 28–May 26, 2024
Opening celebration Saturday, January 27, 6–9 pm
Join us for a performance at 6 pm, followed by a reception with light refreshments provided by Tulsi Eatery – Westwood and music from 7–9 pm.
Exhibition artist Keerat Kaur invites us on an immersive journey through poetry, song, and visuals highlighting the beauty of the mystic realm. She will present The Bouquet, a collection of Panjabi poetry from her own repertoire. She will then perform a collection of Panjabi, Hindi, and Neo-Jazz tunes from folk traditions, along with her own compositions. All of these pieces will be interwoven with vivid imagery projected behind her, inviting the audience into a multi-sensory experience.
PRESS RELEASE: I Will Meet You Yet Again: Contemporary Sikh Art
Arpana Caur, Kanwal Dhaliwal, Gauri Gill, Bholla Javed, Rupy Kaloti, Harleen Kaur, Keerat Kaur, Manjot Kaur, Sunroop Kaur, Gurjote S. Sethi, Nisha K. Sethi, Avtar Singh, The Singh Twins, Parm Singh, Sarabjit Singh, Sukhpreet Singh, Sumeet Singh, Rupy C. Tut, and Saira Wasim.
Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 198 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd; $3/hr or max $15/day. Rideshare drop-off at 305 Royce Dr.
I Will Meet You Yet Again: Contemporary Sikh Art is organized by the Fowler Museum at UCLA and is curated by Sonia Dhami, president of Art & Tolerance, trustee of The Sikh Foundation, and managing editor of the Sikh Research Journal; and Syona Puliady, specialist in South Asian arts and assistant curator at the Fowler Museum.
Major support is provided by the Lilly Endowment Inc. and The Sikh Foundation. Additional generous funding comes from the Fay Bettye Green Fund to Commission New Work, Fowler Contemporary Council Fund, and the Five Rivers Foundation/Khanuja Family. Educational programming is made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc, as part of the Fowler initiative, Engaging Lived Religion.
Image: Saira Wasim (b. 1975, Lahore, Pakistan), On Road to Gurudwara Kartarpur Sahib, 2023, gouache and gold on wasli paper; Courtesy of the artist and the Khanuja Collection
Keerat Kaur is a Canadian-born artist and architect with Sikh-Panjabi roots. Her work takes shape through the disciplines of painting, sculpture, writing, music, and architecture. Drawing inspiration from Sikh philosophies, she employs the art of metaphor and symbolism to revolutionize our relationship to nature and spirituality. Her recent work contributes to the advancement of language-learning and preservation. Keerat currently lives and works between Vancouver, BC and London, Ontario.
I Will Meet You Yet Again: Contemporary Sikh Art is on view January 28–May 26, 2024.