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Berkeley Institute for South Asia Studies

Berkeley Institute for South Asia Studies

Alwar Balasubramaniam + Atreyee Gupta | Crisis and Creativity: Artists Speak Series

November 12, 2020

The South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley is delighted to present a conversation between sculptor, painter and printmaker, Alwar Balasubramaniam and Atreyee Gupta - Assistant Professor, History of Art Department @ UC Berkeley.

Berkeley Institute for South Asia Studies

Berkeley Institute for South Asia Studies

Allan deSouza + Gayatri Gopinath | Crisis and Creativity: Artists Speak Series

October 8, 2020

The South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley is delighted to launch Crisis and Creativity: Artists Speak Series, a new speaker series that addresses provocative and generative intersections between creative processes and societal, cultural, and environmental crises. The first event in Crisis and Creativity: Artists Speak Series features a conversation between photographer, multi-media artist, and Professor of Art Practice at UC Berkeley, Allan deSouza and Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and the director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University, Gayatri Gopinath .

Closer Look at African American Artists in SAAM’s Collection

Closer Look at African American Artists in SAAM’s Collection

Allan deSouza

February 8, 2020

Panel Discussion with Allan deSouza, Schwanda Rountree, Melanee Harvey, & Mel & Juanita Hardy
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, US

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London

Public Intimacies, Correspondences: A Programme of Films by Alia Syed

January 19, 2020

Taking as a point of departure her epistolary project Letters to Leena, a series of correspondences to her mixed heritage daughter, curator Jemma Desai and artist Jasleen Kaur present a selection of works from British experimental filmmaker Alia Syed.

The Graduate Center

The Graduate Center

THINKING ART: ALLAN DESOUZA IN CONVERSATION WITH UGOCHUKWU-SMOOTH NZEWI

November 4, 2019

Allan deSouza’s book, How Art Can Be Thought (Duke University Press, 2018), examines how we evaluate if art is good as well as art’s claims to be for the social good. The book provides an extensive analytical glossary of common terms used to discuss art, focusing on their current usage and adapting them to new artistic and social challenges.

New York University

New York University

Thinking Unruly Aesthetics: A Roundtable with Kandice Chuh, Allan deSouza, and Gayatri Gopinath

October 8, 2019

This round table places in conversation three recently published monographs. The scholars discuss how their work approaches questions of aesthetics, visuality, and difference, and what it means to decolonize the practice of making, displaying, thinking, and writing about art. 

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Allan deSouza in Converation with James Voorhies

April 25, 2019

Artist and writer Allan deSouza speaks with James Voorhies, CCA Chair of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, about his recent publication How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change, which examines the popular terminology through which art is discussed, valued, and taught.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ranjani Shettar in Episode 7: MetCollects Video Series

July 2018

"Can nature's fragility be perceived?" Ranjani Shettar on her installation Seven ponds and a few raindrops

Christie's New York

Christie's New York

Ranjani Shettar in conversation with Sahany Jhaveri

March 18, 2018

Krannert Art Museum

Krannert Art Museum

Artist Talk: Allan deSouza “Through the Black Country: Body Doubles and Fictive Presence”

March 1, 2018

Artworks are commonly viewed as stand-ins for the artist, as the truth of the artist’s interiority manifested in material objects. Allan deSouza will consider his own work through this desire for “truthiness,” what possibilities there are for artistic doppelgangers and fictional stand-ins, and what roles they might serve in an era of “fake news.”

Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery

Alia Syed: Recent Works

April 27, 2017

Making films since 1986, acclaimed artist Alia Syed’s recent works combine her interest in storytelling with a compelling presentation of history as visual narrative. Her unique approach connects different subjective positions in relation to culture, diaspora, and location. 

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection

Allan deSouza: MIGRATION/IMMIGRATION

October 22, 2016

For the 2016 Phillips Collection—University of Maryland International Forum, leaders across disciplines will discuss artistic and curatorial approaches to visual narratives of migration and immigration.

Tate Britain

Tate Britain

Alia Syed: Co-op Dialogues with Kathryn Elkin

August 8, 2016

Alia Syed made her early 16mm films at the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative in the mid 1980s, using the Co-op’s optical printer as a means to explore issues of identity and representation. Her films draw from personal and historical realities in order to address gender, location, diaspora and colonial memory.

VCU Qatar

VCU Qatar

Ranjani Shettar: Visiting Artist

October 2015

Indian artist Ranjani Shettar discusses how her sculpture is a concrete version of her experiences ‐ those transient feelings and environments that exist purely because of perceptions.

The New York Times

The New York Times

Art in Review: (desi)re

March 25, 2005

For an experience of contemporary South Asian art different in look and tone from that in "Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India" at the Asia Society and the Queens Museum of Art, try this small group show of eight artists from Talwar's stable.