Vikram Vij’s Power of 10

Vikram Vij’s Power of 10

Continuing our 10th anniversary celebration, we’ve invited 10 Indian Summer Festival alumni to share 10 artists that inspire them. We couldn’t create this list without Vikram Vij. His legendary Vij’s restaurant famously takes no reservations (Pierre Trudeau and Harrison Ford have been asked to wait their turn) and is a local hotspot and a destination for anyone visiting Vancouver. Vikram...

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Han Han’s Power of 10

Han Han’s Power of 10

As we gear up for the 10th anniversary of Indian Summer Festival, we’ve invited 10 ISF alumni to share 10 artists that inspire them. Our first guest was the amazing Ruby Singh, sharing 10 South Asian artists that are an inspiration for him. Today we have the pleasure of Han Han sharing her 10 artists who have influenced and inspired...

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Listen to the Indian Summer Festival podcast

Listen to the Indian Summer Festival podcast

We’re thrilled to launch our very own Indian Summer Festival podcast! Over the years, Indian Summer Festival has played host to some of the most interesting thinkers on the planet – both local and global. Our vaults are full of talks and dialogues about the things that shape and affect our lives. Our speakers have discussed everything from fake news...

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Ruby Singh’s Power of 10

Ruby Singh’s Power of 10

As we gear up for the 10th anniversary of Indian Summer Festival, we’ve invited 10 ISF alumni to name 10 artists that inspire them.  Anyone who has experienced ISF has likely felt the sonic magic that Ruby Singh creates. Over the years, ISF has been fortunate to have him as a constant force of creativity, and has been proud to...

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Unceded Territories – Interactive Virtual Reality

Unceded Territories – Interactive Virtual Reality

Created by Paisley Smith and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Canadian Premiere at Indian Summer Festival, after it’s recent World Premiere at Tribeca Immersive at the Tribeca Film Festival 2019. Unceded Territories is a provocative VR experience created from indigenous artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun’s iconic work, engaging viewers in an interactive landscape grappling with colonialism, climate change and indigenous civil rights. Catch...

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Art for Punjabi Market

Art for Punjabi Market

A Public Art Project curated by Indian Summer Festival Curated by Indian Summer Festival, this unique public art project treats the street banners along Punjabi Market Main Street as a canvas for high calibre art. Indian Summer Festival asked two celebrated artists to respond to the idea of Punjabi Market as a place of gathering, commerce, continuity of cultural tradition...

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Moving Still: Performative Photography in India

Moving Still: Performative Photography in India

PRESENTING PARTNER Moving Still: Performative Photography in India explores themes of migration, gender, religion and national identity through the lens of performative photography. The exhibition focuses on the photo-based practices of contemporary artists who are rooted in the diversity of cultures within the country, while at the same time engaging in a global dialogue. Participating artists include Nikhil Chopra, Anita...

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Nep Sidhu: Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded)

Nep Sidhu: Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded)

PRESENTING PARTNER Nep Sidhu is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice is concerned with the reverberations of form, antiquity, myth, and history with an affinity for community. Through material investigations that use textiles, sculpture, video, and sound, Sidhu’s work seeks moments of knowledge. Medicine for a Nightmare (they called, we responded) explores how memories persist in the present, especially when related...

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Sara Khan: Suraj Kinare

Sara Khan: Suraj Kinare

PRESENTING PARTNER Immerse yourself in intriguing watercolours exploring vulnerability and identity. Sara Khan’s sumptuous watercolours invoke a magical realm where personal memories mix with exotic plants and outlandish characters, all spread across organic fields of pattern and colour. Imagined through a series of poetic paintings, Suraj Kinare evokes the artist’s own sense of identity, suspended between the cultures of her...

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ISF 2019 featured-artist: Sara Khan

ISF 2019 featured-artist: Sara Khan

Indian Summer Festival is delighted to announce Sara Khan as this year’s featured artist. Each year, the festival invites an inspiring artist to create a commissioned artwork in response to the festival theme. The work they make then sets the visual language of the entire festival. Khan responded to the 2019 theme of “Tricksters, Magicians & Oracles.” with a painting...

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