Suneil Sanzgiriin conversation with Drew Sawyer

For our second annual public programming series at the Karma Bookstore, Rachel Tashjian, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Sara Marcus, Michael Imperioli, Suneil Sanzgiri, and Devonté Hynes talked about the driving forces behind their distinct practices and work, while discussing their approaches to technique, aspiration, and style.

Suneil Sanzgiri is an artist whose work spans experimental video and film, animations, essays, and installations, which have been shown worldwide. In this conversation for our live talk series, the Brooklyn-based filmmaker and November board member Drew Sawyer addressed themes in Sanzgiri’s work relating to structural violence, identity, heritage, culture, diaspora, and anticolonial struggles across the Global South. They also discuss “Here the Earth Grows Gold,” Sanzgiri’s first solo museum exhibition—as the fourth recipient of the UOVO Prize—at the Brooklyn Museum, which is on view through May 5, 2024. Sawyer is an art historian and a curator, who holds the title of the Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art. This conversation took place at the Karma Bookstore on November 8th, 2023.