Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World

Through baroque sculptures made of materials sourced throughout the world, Rina Banerjee explores the splintered experience of identity prevalent in diasporic communities.
, 'Take me, take me, take me…to the Palace of love,' 2003, San Jose Museum of Art

Rina Banerjee

Take me, take me, take me…to the Palace of love, 2003

San Jose Museum of Art

On loan

, 'The world as burnt fruit - When empires feuded for populations and plantations, buried in colonial and ancient currency a Gharial appeared from an inky melon - hot with blossom sprang forth to swallow the world not yet whole as burnt fruit,' 2009, San Jose Museum of Art

Rina Banerjee

The world as burnt fruit - When empires feuded for populations and plantations, buried in colonial and ancient currency a Gharial appeared from an inky melon - hot with blossom sprang forth to swallow the world not yet whole as burnt fruit, 2009

San Jose Museum of Art

On loan

, 'Winter’s Flower- Raw materials from sea and from foul and even from some exotic mice was eaten by a world hungry for commerce made these into flower, disguised could be savored alongside whitened rice,' 2010, San Jose Museum of Art

Rina Banerjee

Winter’s Flower- Raw materials from sea and from foul and even from some exotic mice was eaten by a world hungry for commerce made these into flower, disguised could be savored alongside whitened rice, 2010

San Jose Museum of Art

On loan

, 'Make me a summary of the world! She was his guide and had traveled on camel, rhino, elephant and kangaroo, dedicated to dried plants, glass houses – for medical study, vegetable sexuality, self-pollination, fertilization her reach pierced the woods country by country,' 2014, San Jose Museum of Art

Rina Banerjee

Make me a summary of the world! She was his guide and had traveled on camel, rhino, elephant and kangaroo, dedicated to dried plants, glass houses – for medical study, vegetable sexuality, self-pollination, fertilization her reach pierced the woods country by country, 2014

San Jose Museum of Art

On loan