The Art of Independence: Visions of the Past and Future in India and Pakistan - The Courtauld Institute of Art

The Art of Independence: Visions of the Past and Future in India and Pakistan

Search for:
Conference, Research Forum

The Art of Independence: Visions of the Past and Future in India and Pakistan

Shahzia Sikander SpiNN, 2003, still from a video animation

Speakers include

  • Shailendra Bhandare: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
  • Meghnad Desai: House of Lords
  • Kishwar Desai: Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust, New Delhi
  • Faisal Devji: University of Oxford
  • Rachel Dwyer: SOAS
  • Shruti Kapila: University of Cambridge
  • Yasmin Khan: University of Oxford
  • Kajri Jain: Toronto
  • Rattanamol Johal: Columbia University
  • Zehra Jumabhoy: The Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Mallica Kumbera Landrus: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
  • Mariah Lookman
  • Nick Merriman: Manchester Museum
  • Maria Misra: University of Oxford
  • Partha Mitter: University of Sussex
  • Hammad Nasar: Curator, London
  • Jahnavi Phalkey: King’s College London
  • Christopher Pinney: University College London
  • Vyjayanthi Rao: Terreform New York
  • Sumathi Ramaswamy: Duke University
  • Srirupa Roy: Göttingen
  • Abhay Sardesai: Art India Magazine, Mumbai
  • Gautham Shiralagi: University of Oxford
  • Salma Siddique: Freie Universität Berlin
  • Deborah Swallow: The Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Sarah Wilson: The Courtauld Institute of Art

Organised by

  • Faisal Devji: University of Oxford
  • Mallica Kumbera Landrus: University of Oxford
  • Deborah Swallow: The Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Zehra Jumabhoy: The Courtauld Institute of Art
Free and Open to all, with advance booking required

At Midnight on the 15th of August 1947 India and Pakistan achieved their freedom from British Rule. This Conference commemorates the 70th anniversary of that independence. Artists, curators, filmmakers and academics stage a multidisciplinary and multi-media discussion that asks: What futures did the citizens of these new nations envision for themselves? How might we think about the midnight hour, and its many imagined futures, in retrospect?

Day 1, Dreams and Nightmares:

Spectacle, Partition and Progress

12 October 2017, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

 

Day 2, Futures Lost and Found:

Citizenship and Contemporary Art

The Courtauld Institute of Art

 

 

Share This

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Close
×