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“Death of an Icon” exhibit hosted at SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch in June

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“Death of an Icon” exhibit hosted at SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch in June

Exhibit to feature Warren artist Tania Sen

Warren resident, Tania Sen, recently returned from Seoul, South Korea where she hosted a solo exhibit at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Sen’s newest exhibit, “Death of an Icon,” will be on display at SCLSNJ’s Warren Township Library branch through June 30.

“These works emphasize the life of an iconic image, ‘Mona Lisa’, in the age of ‘mechanical reproducibility’,” said Sen. “I have mostly tried to represent the tension between oppositions, of dialectic, dichotomies that have been central to the aesthetics of iconic unity and digital fuzziness, between the uncontaminated original and its inevitable decay, between recognizability and facelessness, between personal and depersonalized identity through substitution, mediation and commoditization.”

Tania Sen, who was born in Kolkata, India, has shown her works at the Newark Museum (NJ), The Royal Scottish Academy, Tate (UK), Mumbai Museum (India), Contemporary Art Museum (S. Korea), Torpedo Art Factory, Feminist Art Project, Goggleworks, Prince Street Gallery, and more. Sen graduated with Honors in English Literature from Calcutta University, and completed her Masters in Communication Arts as well as her MBA from the New York Institute of Technology, on academic scholarships. In 2001, after working in the advertising industry for twenty years, Sen turned to teaching and art therapy. She taught advertising design at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ and also practiced art therapy with autistic children at the Morris Union Jointure Commission in Warren, NJ.

Artists interested in exhibiting – either in the small, glass-enclosed display case or on the gallery wall – should contact SCLSNJ staff member Kathy DeCristofaro at kdecrist@sclibnj.org.

By | 2017-06-09T15:30:07+00:00 June 9th, 2017|SCLSNJ News|
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