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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, September 23

Highway features 40 pencil drawings by artist Gregory Thielker, including 1226 km (2011), a depiction of India's Grand Trunk Road.
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Highway features 40 pencil drawings by artist Gregory Thielker, including 1226 km (2011), a depiction of India's Grand Trunk Road.

Sept. 23-Oct. 18: The Map is Not the Territory
You can see a group exhibit featuring work by nearly 40 contemporary artists from all over the world at The Jerusalem Fund Gallery in Northwest through October 18. The Map is Not the Territory uses a variety of media to explore the relationships and commonalities between Palestinian, Irish and Native American experiences. Through paintings, photographs, prints, drawings, films and more, the artists consider a range of topics including resistance, land, food, identity, and persistence.

Sept. 23-Oct. 26: Highway
An exhibit of detailed pencil drawings, text and sculpture by Gregory Thielker is now on view at CulturalDC’s Flashpoint Gallery. In Highway, the artist focuses on India’s ancient Grand Trunk Road, its transformation, and its place in modern society. Through interviews with people he met during a two-year stay in India, Thielker dives into the road’s history and impact on local residents. You can see the collection through October 26.

Music: “Sari Odalar” by Sezen Aksu

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