It gives me great pleasure to invite you to a lecture, Contemporary Indian Art through the Lens of Asia by Dr Parul Dave-Mukherji, professor at the School of Art and Aesthetics, JNU, on Saturday, 26th April, 2014 at 6:30 pm.
The recent publication of InFlux: Contemporary art in Asia, provides a point of departure to raise questions about the current state of contemporary art in Asia. Parul aims to examine the shift in its critical reception, from the time of its emergence in the 1990s to the present, through a global recession and the challenge posed by post-nationalist geography. She questions the extent to which the aspiration to move beyond a Eurocentric definition of Asia to an inter-regional understanding has been fulfilled in its art practice and critical reception. She will focus on the recent works by N Pushpamala and the Raqs Media Collective in the way their practice has engaged with the category of "Asia" though travel and discourse.
Parul Dave-Mukherji is a professor at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. She holds a PhD in Indology from Oxford University. Her publications include Towards A New Art History: Studies in Indian Art (co-edited), New Delhi, 2003 and guest edited special issue on Visual Culture of the Journal of Contemporary Thought, 17 (Summer 2003); Rethinking Modernity, (co-edited) New Delhi, 2005. Her recent publications include InFlux- Contemporary Art in Asia, (co-edited) New Delhi, Sage, 2013 and forthcoming 20th Century Indian Art, Skira (co-edited with Partha Mitter and Rakhee Balaram). Her research interests include global art history, contemporary Asian art and comparative aesthetics.
The lecture will be held on Saturday, 26th April 2014, in the Education Centre, at The Museum Plaza, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum. Do join us for tea in the Plaza at 6:00 pm, followed by the lecture at 6:30 pm. Since the seating is limited, we request you to please RSVP with us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We look forward to seeing you at the lecture.
With warm regards,
Tasneem Zakaria Mehta
Sunday, April 20, 2014