September 29, 2023 12:00 PM to 1:00 PMUptown Campus
Kaur's interdisciplinary practice profoundly reflects on our intricate and interconnected existence, acknowledging the multifaceted nature of social and material relationships. The work bears witness to the heightened constraints imposed by cultural constructs, restrictive beliefs, and assigned identities. Embracing the concept of intersectionality—the intricate interplay of various dimensions and modalities of social relations and subject formations—her research aims to challenge conventional boundaries and thought paradigms, invoking critical thinking.
The interdisciplinary inquiry helps dismantle traditional assumptions about gender and sexual identities, challenge established academic approaches, and confront social inequality head-on. Through deliberate choices involving forms, subjects, processes, materials, and text, engages to address the decolonial practices. Furthermore, by recognizing the formal relationships among various disciplines, mediums, and dimensions, the works visually express concepts of decoloniality, promoting collaboration and coexistence.
In her socially responsive practice, Kaur delves into concealed, veiled, and obscured Gender and Ecological issues that continue to permeate contemporary society.
Ina Kaur is a Visiting Professor in Ceramics at the Newcomb Art Department and serves as a Community Arts Coordinator for the Newcomb Art Museum. Ina envisions building meaningful relationships and empowering individuals and communities to discover their voices and bring positive change.