Tapati Guha Thakurta
Tapati Guha Thakurta is Professor of History at theCentre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. She has published widely on the art and cultural history of Modern India and her publications include The Aesthetics of the Popular Print, Calcutta, 2006, Monuments, Objects, Histories: Institutions of Art in Colonial and Postcolonial India, 2004, Visual Worlds of Modern Bengal, 2002; Representing the Bengali Modern, 2000; In Her Own Right: Remembering the Artist, Karuna Shaha, 2001; and The Making of a New ‘Indian’ Art: Artists, Aesthetics and Nationalism in Bengal, c.1850-1920, 1992.
South Asia is famous for its monuments, past and present. This research project has been developed through a series of international conferences and seminars, culminating in the publication of a special issue on The Afterlives of Monuments in South Asian Studies, published by Taylor and Francis as volume 29 issue 1, spring 2013.
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Thursday 29 Apr, 2010,
18:30 to 20:30
Lethaby Lecture Theatre, Central Saint Martins College of Art (Southampton Row entrance)
Guest Speaker - 2006
Gayatri Sinha is a leading independent curator and art critic. She is based in New Delhi where she has authored a weekly column on art and visual culture for national newspaper The Hindu.
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I studied in the UK (Edinburgh and London) and I have worked in the UK, the USA, and in Europe, where I am now at the University of Amsterdam. Following my PhD I have written extensively on art in Britain in the nineteenth and early twentieth century with two books, Painting Women (1994) and Beyond the Frame: Feminism and Visual Culture (2000) along with exhibitions such as ‘The Edwardian Era’ (co-curated 1987).
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