SAI Event Topic : Arts Initiative


Arts at SAI Seminar: Tea Tales of Bangladesh

Arts at SAI Seminar: Tea Tales of Bangladesh
Faiham Ebna Sharif, SAI Visiting Artist Chair: Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Harvard University Comments by: Alison Nordström, Curator and Historian of Photography SAI Visiting Artist Faiham Ebra Sharif is a is a...

South Asia Without Borders Seminar: Citizenship of the Outcastes

South Asia Without Borders Seminar: Citizenship of the Outcastes
The panel will discuss conceptions of “citizenship” in India as related to caste and indigeneity. The discussion will be an opportunity to explore the ways that citizenship and belonging have been constructed through exclusion and marginalization based on social,...

Pre-Texts with Doris Sommer

Pre-Texts with Doris Sommer

In collaboration with partners in the Indian education and public health sectors, Professor Doris Sommer (FAS and Director of Cultural Agents) hopes to contribute to development in India with Pre-Texts by engaging local strengths to promote: Literacy, Innovation, and Citizenship. The seminar includes lunch and will be followed by a demonstration of Pre-Texts with audience participation.

Nepathya: Kudiyattam, Sanskrit Theater Performance

Nepathya: Kudiyattam, Sanskrit Theater Performance
Kudiyattam is the last living performance tradition of Sanskrit theater in the world. Recognized by UNESCO as preserving “masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity,” this visually powerful tradition is performed by the troupe Nepathya, from...

Water by Deepa Mehta

Water by Deepa Mehta
Join us for a screening of Deepa Mehta’s acclaimed film Water (2005; 115 min.), part of the Elements trilogy. Set in 1938 Colonial India, against Mahatma Gandhi’s rise to power, the story begins when eight-year-old Chuyia is widowed and sent to a home where Hindu...

Exhibition: Women in South Asian Art

Exhibition: Women in South Asian Art

Drawn from the Harvard Art Museums’ renowned South Asian art collection, this University Teaching Gallery installation complements an undergraduate course exploring images of women in South Asian art.

Artist Talk: Landscape of Abstraction

Artist Talk: Landscape of Abstraction
Arts Seminar Madhu Das, Visiting Artist, SAI Arts Program Chair: Susan Bean, Independent Scholar and Chair, Art & Archaeology Center, American Institute of Indian Studies Madhu Das is a multi-disciplinary Visual Artist based in Mumbai, India; his artistic practice...

Artist Talk: Rabindra Shrestha

Artist Talk: Rabindra Shrestha
Arts Seminar Rabindra Shrestha, Visiting Artist, SAI Arts Program Chair: Jinah Kim, Gardner Cowles Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University Rabindra Shrestha is a Nepalese visual artist. Installation, detail pen and ink drawing,...
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