Art history lecture series

Dates and Timings:
10th, 17th, 24th November and 1st December 2020;
21:30 to 22:30 IST

10th Nov – Some Remarks on Indexical Marks
17th Nov – Visuality During and in Response to the Axial Age

24th Nov – A Brief History of Stitchin’ n’ Bitchin’
1st Dec – Aesthetic Polity at the Dawn of the 15th Century

Through these four topics, Dr. Deborah L. Stein, Ph.D. will take participants on a global journey through the discipline with a constellation of specific case studies related to overarching themes in different premodern periods.  Dr. Stein will focus on a history of visuality that predates the camera as we know it, moving or still.  

Film-makers will have the chance to engage with Dr. Stein in the Q & A to brainstorm about how this cornucopia of visuality could dialogue diachronically with their own creative process.  Artists and art lovers alike will never see quite the same way after this new series. 

Some of the examples and ideas will correspond to Dr. Stein’s first book, The Hegemony of Heritage: Ritual and the Record in Stone (Indian Edition, Mapin, 2019), and some of the lectures share research in progress from her next book, tentatively titled Aesthetic Polity.

Professor’s Profile:
Professor Stein teaches at California College of Arts and San Francisco State University.  She has lectured widely in English, French, and Hindi. Her book, The Hegemony of Heritage: Ritual and the Record in Stone was just released in India from Mapin in 2019, and in the US from UC Press in 2018. Stein is also the founder of the Université Imaginaire, a trans-regional think tank.

Medium of Instruction:

Selection Criteria
Applicants will be selected on first-come-first served basis.
Participation will be confirmed upon verification of payment.
A confirmation mail will be sent with 4 working days of receipt of payment.
Fees are non-refundable.

For Queries :
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or message +91 9969879319.

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