Take Me to the Palace of Love
About This Event
Can we rescue love? This fundamental question lies at the heart of Take Me to the Palace of Love, an exhibition of artist-engineer Rina Banerjee’s drawings and three critical art installations. For it is through the nourishing power of love that we define our sense of place in our communities and on our planet. Yet, love, as Banerjee’s work discloses, has been distorted to create inequity and to destroy our relationship with the natural world. Take Me to the Palace of Love urges us restore our social and planetary connections with love. Rooted in cultural memory and storytelling, it invites us to ask: Does love play a role in how we view ourselves and shape our sense of place? Has climate change been shaped by a loss of love? How does love shape or resist gendered and racialized identities? As we come to terms with a global pandemic, these questions grow sharper and more relevant than ever.