Professor Deepak Sarma to present in-gallery talk at MOCA Jan. 16 on artist Simon Evans

Deepak SarmaDeepak Sarma, professor of South Asian religions and philosophy, will present a talk at the Museum of Contemporary Art–Cleveland (MOCA) Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. The talk, which is free and open to all, is titled “Simon Says ‘Nothing’: Deepak Sarma on Simon Evans.”

Evans is an artist who meticulously assembles simple materials like paper scraps, tape, pencil shavings and Wite-Out into lists, diagrams, maps and flowcharts that catalog the fragments of life.

In this in-gallery talk, Sarma will consider how Evans’ work uses language to go beyond language in a transcendent effort.

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