Engagement at Indian Summer Festival

Date & Time

July 16, 2016


Created by Dennis Oppenheim, Engagement references traditional rings in a Pop Art form where everyday domestic objects are taken out of their ordinary environment and re-conceptualized as monumental sculptures. The plexiglass ‘diamonds’ that top the rings tip slightly away from each other –a commentary on the precarious balances in marriage. The meaning of ‘Engagement is intentionally open-ended. It asks us to consider the romantic, traditional, economic and social aspects inherent in the institution of marriage. The initial installation in the 2005-2007 Vancouver Biennale coincided with same-sex marriage debates taking place in Canada.

Join us as internationally acclaimed writers Sandip Roy and Minal Hajratwala respond to Engagement with their own writings and thoughts and provoke a discussion around the work and the issues it raises.