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About Us

SACHI is a vibrant art and cultural nonprofit organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dedicated to excellence in programs, and with a vision to impart creative learning, SACHI's unique events promote the understanding and appreciation of the rich and diverse landscape of Indian art, culture and heritage. We invite you to get involved by attending events, becoming a member and learning more.

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Upcoming Events

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Pan-Asianism and East-West Politics in the Bengal School of Art

Date:     Thursday, May - 31, 2018
Time:    6.30 pm
Location:   450 Melville Avenue, Palo Alto

SACHI Is Pleased To Invite You To An Illustrated Talk With Dr. Debashish Banerji, Chair of East-West Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies.

The Bengal School of Art was founded by Abanindranath Tagore (1871-1951) and his students at the start of the 20th century in Calcutta. Its early expression emerged in the British administered institution of the Govt. Art College, Calcutta (now Kolkata). The latter traditionally trained artists in techniques of western art. In contrast, the Bengal School artists expressed a distinct “Indianness”, as they merged with the cultural politics of the Bengal renaissance and the nationalist ‘Swadeshi’ movement. What is often overlooked is its strong investment in the continental solidarity of a Pan Asianism, seen as a cultural response to colonial expansion. This talk will look at the themes, methods and ideas of some of the principal artists of the Bengal School in exploring this inclusive and dialogic dimension of their nationalism.

Free Admission, Limited Seating

Please RSVP to kalpana@sachi.org or 650-349-1247

 

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Sandeep Mukherjee in an Artist’s Talk: “Painting Performs, Carves, and Molds Image”

Date:     Saturday, June - 02, 2018
Time:    4 pm
Location:   Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, CA

SACHI, In Partnership With The Palo Alto Art Center, Is Pleased To Invite You To An Artist’s Talk With Sandeep Mukherjee, Distinguished Contemporary Artist and Associate Professor at Pomona College.

Artist Sandeep Mukherjee, Guggenheim Fellow, 2017 and the Thomas/Mann Villa Aurora, Berlin Fellow, 2017 will present his diverse body of work over the last two decades, discussing it in relation to contemporary painting, installation, and performance art. For over a decade Sandeep Mukherjee’s work has explored the notion of abstracting as a means to image a particular aspect of flowing matter. Working in painting, drawing and installation, the work has been process oriented and improvisational. Following multiple paths of inquiry such as imaging the performing body, subtracting the material body and enfolding the corporeal body, the work continues to explore the relationship between process, affect and image.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.