Category : Arts at SAI
In March 2017, we welcomed our Spring semester Visiting Artists: Madhu Das (Mumbai, India) and Rabindra Shrestha (Kathmandu, Nepal).
Professor Jinah Kim (History of Art & Architecture) is looking for a Research Assistant to help her with various research projects, which includes an exhibition on Nepalese Buddhist art, a visual database project, a bibliographic project on the history of Indian painting, and a symposium on South and Southeast Asian Art.
Jinah Kim, SAI faculty grant recipient, recently visited an exhibition in Beijing featuring Indian art. “The exhibition reminds us of the age old connections between the two countries, notably activated and solidified through the transmission of Buddhism.”
Komal Shahid Khan, from Islamabad, Pakistan, and Meenakshi Sengupta, from Kolkata, India, attended classes, met with students and faculty, and displayed their work on campus. They also collaborated on an interactive performance piece about the Partition of India.
During their time at Harvard, the artists will display their work on campus, meet with students, attend courses, and give a public seminar.
Rachel Parikh (@rachel.parikh), the Calderwood Curatorial Fellow of South Asian Art at Harvard Art Museums took over SAI’s Instagram account (@HarvardSAI) to highlight some of the museum’s amazing South Asian Art collection.
Sonali Dhingra spent her summer learning Odia and learning more about Buddhist art in Odisha between the seventh and eleventh century.