Art history professor Eugene Wang, studies Buddhist art but had never been to India until Jinah Kim, Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture, organized an excursion for students in January to the Ajanta and Ellora Caves.
Category : Arts at SAI
Representing Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, the council members will provide support and advisement for the Arts at SAI program.
This week, SAI welcomed Basir Mahmood, an artist based in Lahore, Pakistan, to Harvard as the second Visiting Artist, as part of SAI’s Arts Program.
SAI’s inaugural Visiting Artist, Ranjit Kandalgaonkar, spent this week at Harvard meeting students and faculty and visiting courses.
Mumbai-based artist Ranjit Kandalgaonkar draws upon contemporary visual arts media, archival documentation and historical artifacts to document urban flows. He will spend next week at Harvard as the inaugural Visiting Artist in SAI’s Arts Program.
SAI welcomes applications from emerging artists in South Asia to come to Harvard University to participate in discourse with students and faculty on critical issues.
“More than the political aspect, it is understanding how women cope with the phenomenon of disappearances that appealed to me as a filmmaker,” says director Nilosree Biswas in an interview with SAI on the unique culture of Kashmir.
Indian photographer Pablo Bartholomew has witnessed many of South Asia’s tragedies and triumphs – perhaps most famously the gas tragedy in Bhopal. During his visit to Harvard, SAI sat down with Bartholomew to discuss his photo exhibit, the aftermath of the Bhopal tragedy, how photojournalism is changing, and how his South Asian heritage has influenced his work.
On Friday, Sept. 19, SAI held its inaugural event of the SAI Arts Initiative, with a seminar that explored the role of arts in social change. Cara Moyer-Duncan, Emerson College, and actress Nandita Das discussed the use of cinema in Africa and South Asia as a tool for social activism.