Lecture – Betwixt and Beyond: Toward a New Indian Art and Identity
The Columbia Museum of Art hosts an opening weekend virtual lecture for “Visions from India: 21st-Century Art from the Pizzuti Collection.” In “Betwixt and Beyond: Toward a New Indian Art and Identity,” Dr. Siddhartha V. Shah of the Peabody Essex Museum discusses the ever-evolving story of India; one quite distinct from the fantasy of a timeless, unchanging India that so many have. By discussing his own research and writing as well as topics within the exhibition, Shah reveals the challenges that Indian artists and creatives face in being from a country both ancient and new and how they find great opportunity to reinvent and unravel centuries of ignorance and prejudice about India and Indian-ness. CMA curator Dr. Catherine Walworth will give an introduction, and a live Q&A with Shah and Walworth will follow the lecture. The October 18th event is free on Facebook Live.