Alumni of SAI’s Visiting Artist Program say the experience at Harvard was incredibly enriching for their work.
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At a recent meeting of the Harvard Alumni Group of Nepal, Milan Rai, SAI’s Visiting Artist in April, discussed his White Butterfly project, which has spread to 40 countries and counting.
The Program welcomes applications from emerging artists in South Asia to come to Harvard University to participate in interdisciplinary discourse with students and faculty on global issues relevant to South Asia.
Last week, SAI hosted Milan Rai, an artist from Nepal, who spread white butterflies across campus. He also met with students, gave a public seminar, and attended classes.
SAI will be hosting Nepalese artist Milan Rai at Harvard from April 11-15, 2016. He will visit courses, meet with students and faculty, and give a public talk on April 13.
On March 24, SAI hosted a panel discussion in collaboration with the “Megacities Asia” exhibition on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
“I’m interested in this idea of the victim and crisis, and how it can be represented in art,” says Paribartana Mohanty, SAI’s Visiting Artist.
The members will support SAI’s Arts Program, which connects South Asia’s curators, museum administrators, artists, and art educators with Harvard faculty and students to advance understanding and appreciation of South Asian art.
SAI will welcome two artists to Harvard during the spring semester.
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.
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.