The San Diego Museum of Art hires Marika Sardar as Associate Curator of Southern Asian and Islamic Art

The San Diego Museum of Art announced Marika Sardar as the new Associate Curator of Southern Asian and Islamic Art. Sardar will begin her role on July 29, 2013. Marika Sardar comes to the Museum with years of specialized experience in the arts of India and the Islamic world. After completing her doctoral dissertation at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts with a concentration on the architecture of the Deccan and the fortified city of Golconda, Sardar joined the Department of Islamic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. She served most recently as a Senior Research Associate at The Metropolitan and was instrumental in the installation of their new galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia. Additionally, Sardar participated in The Metropolitan Museum/Victoria & Albert Museum Curatorial Exchange as part

Simon Fujiwara’s Studio Pieta (King Kong Komplex) opens at Andrea Rosen Gallery

Andrea Rosen Gallery presents the first New York solo exhibition by Simon Fujiwara, a young artist who has achieved exceptional recognition and acclaim across Europe and Asia, with forthcoming shows at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Palais de Tokyo, Mori Art Museum and recent solo exhibitions at Tate St Ives (2012), and at the Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf (2010). He is known for his autobiographical explorations of identity and sexuality that blend fact and fiction into rich, absorbing narratives. His complex installations incorporate sculpture, performance, video and photographic elements to create fully imagined scenarios that underscore the interdependence of personal history and more universal narratives. Studio Pietà