The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation awarded one of the 2022 grants to Fariha Khan, Asian American Studies for the project: The Third Space: Unfurling Diasporic Arts of South Asia.
" Aisha Khan, Founder & Executive Director of Twelve Gates Arts gallery* in Philadelphia, will complete a Curatorial Residency in the Asian American Studies Program (ASAM) in spring 2023, developing programming for “The Third Space: Unfurling Diasporic Arts of South Asia”, a series of programs that seek to highlight Diasporic Arts of South Asia as a distinct, expansive, and emergent tradition within American contemporary art.
Conceived as a series in four parts, “The Third Space” will combine artistic practice and scholarship to envision a cultural consciousness within the American contemporary art industry that simultaneously acknowledges the diasporic artist, their transnational experience of identity, place, and time, as a primary grounding for the conception, aesthetics, and impact of their work.
Aisha Khan’s residency and The Third Space Project represents a critical opportunity for ASAM to premier South Asian American arts in an examination of diaspora, ethnic identity, and immigration history."
*Twelve Gates Arts (12G) is a non profit (501(c)(3) organization created with the aim to showcase international arts bound by the sensibilities of a diaspora identity, including the South Asian identity, to create and promote projects crossing cultural and geographical boundaries, and to educate the community about diaspora culture.
The Third Space: Unfurling Diasporic Arts of South Asia program's event: