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Priyanka Dasgupta & Chad Marshall

Sunroom Project Space 2018 |July 1–August 26, 2018

Priyanka Dasgupta and Chad Marshall, Passage, 2018, inter-discursive installation (video, sound, sculpture). Installation at SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY. Courtesy of the artists.

Priyanka Dasgupta and Chad Marshall create an installation that uses traditional landscape architecture, such as a conventional English garden maze, to expose the instability of identity in the United States. Exploring the dichotomy of the sanctuary—its ability to protect, as well as restrict—is a central element of Dasgupta and Marshall’s work. Working collaboratively since 2015, the artists are deeply invested in highlighting the forgotten histories of Bengalis in Harlem, who passed as Black in the early 20th century in order to circumvent harsh laws against Asian immigrants.

Meet the Artist: Conversation between Priyanka Dasgupta & Chad Marshall and Curator of Visual Arts Eileen Jeng Lynch

Click here to learn more about Priyanka Dasgupta and here to learn more about Chad Marshall. A release about the 2018 season in the Sunroom Project Space is available here.

Support for the Visual Arts Program is provided by Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc., Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Community Trust Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, and by the Cathy and Stephen Weinroth Commissioning Fund for the Arts.