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5:00 pm | 2/21/2023 | 308A Doe

Speaker: Nancy Um, Associate Director for Research and Knowledge Creation, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles

Moderator: Sugata Ray, Associate Professor of History of Art and of South & Southeast Asian Studies

The South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley invites you to a talk by Nancy Um, Associate Director for Research and Knowledge Creation, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles on February 21, 2023 from 5-6:30 p.m.

For more details about this event see the event listing <https://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/csas.html?event_ID=147577&date=2023-02-21&filter=Target/Open%20To%20Audiences&filtersel=>

Sponsors: Institute for South Asia Studies, South Asia Art Initiative, Department of Art Practice, Department of History of Art

SPEAKER BIO Dr. Nancy Um is an art historian of the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea, and the Arabian Peninsula, with a focus on trade and cross-cultural exchange in the early modern era. She is the Associate Director of Research and Knowledge Creation at the Getty Research Institute. Previously she was professor of art history and associate dean for faculty development and inclusion at Harpur College of Arts and Sciences, Binghamton Unive... [show more]


5:00 pm | 11/3/2022 | 308A Doe | Until 6:30 pm | 11/3/2022

Jason Felch

The South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley invites you to a talk by author and journalist, Jason Felch on Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World’s Richest Museum, coauthored with Ralph Frammolino. SPEAKER BIO Jason Felch is an award-winning author and investigative reporter who has spent a decade researching the illicit antiquities trade. He has also written on topics such as arms trafficking, forensic DNA, disaster fraud, money laundering, and public education. In 2006, Felch (with Frammolino) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting for exposing the role of the J. Paul Getty Museum and other American museums in the black market for looted antiquities. Their book on the topic, Chasing Aphrodite, was a Los Angeles Times best-seller and has been awarded the California Book Award, the SAFE Beacon Award and the ARCA Award for Art Crime Scholarship.

For more details about this event see the event listing <https://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/csas.html?event_ID=147378&date=2022-11-03&filter=Target/Open%20To%20Audiences&filtersel=>

Sponsors: Institute for South Asia Studies, South Asia Art Initiative, Departmen... [show more]


5:00 pm | 10/17/2022 | 308A Doe

The South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley invites you to a talk by Supriya Chaudhuri, Professor Emerita, Department of English, Jadavpur University, India

ABSTRACT In an interview, the South African artist William Kentridge commented that though the aesthetic currents of modernism had always been fed from the colonies, “the purity of modernism gets a fantastic taint and impurity when it’s made in the third world, where you can’t escape the pressures around, even if you try to.” The problematic journey of Indian modernism, and its realist inflection – or infection – through the middle decades of the past century has drawn sustained commentary. This presentation will examine the tension from the perspective of both literature and art, focusing on examples from Bengal in the 1940s and 1950s, to argue that we need to widen the scope of modernism in order to accommodate an aesthetics of crisis that deliberately bends and reconstitutes formal categories.

SPEAKER BIO Supriya Chaudhuri is Professor Emerita in the Department of English, Jadavpur University, India, and has been Head of Department, Co-ordinator, Centre of Advanced Study, and Director, School of Languages and ... [show more]


5:00 pm | 10/6/2022 | 308A Doe

Thursday, October 6

Kamini Vellodi

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Theory, and History of Art and Director of Research Excellence, Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, UK

“Diagramming ‘World Art’”

 

Tuesday, November 1

Stephen Whiteman

Senior Lecturer in Art and Architecture of China and Head of Research Degree Programmes, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, UK

“The Word Itself: The Language of Mapping in China”

 

Tuesday, November 8

Matthew Spellberg

Dean of the College, Outer Coast College, Sitka, Alaska

“On Dreaming and Feasting: Hearths of Tradition in the Pacific Northwest and Beyond”

 

The series showcases leading international voices in world art studies today, presenting their perspectives on the past and present roles of art history and theory in an interdisciplinary global landscape. Each lecture will be introduced by the series organizer, Whitney Davis, Pardee Distinguished Professor of History & Theory of Ancient & Modern Art at UC Berkeley.

 All lectures will be held in Doe University Library Room 308A 

at 5 pm PST.

 The lectures are in-person and open to the public; all are welcome. 

Please observe campus and public health guid... [show more]


5:00 pm | 9/30/2022 | 308A Doe

The South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley invites you to a talk by Supriya Chaudhuri, Professor Emerita, Department of English, Jadavpur University, India

ABSTRACT In an interview, the South African artist William Kentridge commented that though the aesthetic currents of modernism had always been.

Crisis and Creativity: Artists Speak Series at the South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley features conversations among artists, art professionals, curators, and scholars. This talk in the Crisis and Creativity features a conversation between New Delhi-based visual artist Asim Waqif and Assistant Professor of Global Modern Art and South and Southeast Asian Art in the History of Art Department, Atreyee Gupta.

For more details about this event and the Series see the event listing <https://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/csas.html?event_ID=147251&date=2022-09-30&filter=Target/Open%20To%20Audiences&filtersel=>

Sponsors: Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, South Asia Art Initiative, Department of History of Art, Department of Art Practice


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