College of Liberal Arts

Workshop: Activism, Art, and Aesthetics in Postcolonial South Asia

Friday Mar 3, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118)

Join South Asia Institute on March 3, 9am-3pm for a day long workshop on Activism, Art, and Aesthetics in Postcolonial South Asia. Presenters include:

  • Iftikhar Dadi (Art History, Cornell University) - "Neorealist Strategies in Jago Hua Savera"
  • Sanjukta Sunderason (South Asian Studies, Leiden University) - "What is Left: Forms and Futures of Socialist Art in Post-colonial India"
  • Lotte Hoek (Anthropology, University of Edinburgh) - "Political Velocities: Socialist Aesthetics and the Force of the Moving Image in the Cinema of 1960s East Pakistan"
  • Layli Uddin (Historian, British Library in London) - "1969: The Maulana and his Marxist-Murids in East Pakistan"
  • Sonal Khullar (Art History, University of Washington) - “Burning Forests, Melting Mountains: Collaborative Art and Left Politics in India”
  • Naeem Mohaiemen (Filmmaker/Anthropology, Columbia University)

The workshop will conclude in the evening with a screening of Jago Hua Sawera (The Day Shall Dawn, 1959). Iftikhar Dadi (Art History, Cornell University) will discuss the film after the screening.

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