The Blurring of Distinctions: The Art Work and the Religious Icon in Contemporary India
Talk by Tapati Guha-Thakurta, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
Monday, April 07, 200812:00 PM - 2:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Tapati Guha-Thakurta is Professor of History at The Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. Recent Publications include The Aesthetics of the Popular Print: Lithographs and Oleographs from 19th and 20th Century India; Monuments, Objects, Histories: Institutions of Art in Colonial and Postcolonial India; Visual Worlds of Modern Bengal: An introduction to the pictorial and photographic material in the documentation archive of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences; Representing the Bengali Modern: Dharmanarayan Dasgupta; In Her Own Right: Remembering the Artist, Karuna Shaha; The Making of a New 'Indian' Art: Artists, Aesthetics and Nationalism in Bengal.
*Photographing Lakshmi, from "Native Women of South India: Manners and Customs", a photo-performance series by Pushpamala N. and Claire Arni, 2006.