Opening Reception for "In Search of Baba Singh"
Join ONE Archives at the opening reception for the exhibition In Search of Baba Singh. Guest curated by Aziz Sohail, In Search of Baba Singh is the first iteration of an ongoing research project that takes as its jumping off point the arrest record of Baba Singh, a laborer from Punjab, India in California at the turn of the twentieth century. Baba Singh was arrested in 1914 for 'infamous crimes against nature'; a statute that at the time would criminalize a range of sexual behaviors including homosexuality.
The opening will include a screening of Rex vs. Singh (2009) followed by a performance-lecture with the curator and his conversation with artist Gazelle Samizay.