2016-17 Colloquium Series

Except as noted, the default time and location for all events:
Time:              4:10pm - 5:40pm
Location:         Knox Hall, Room 208
606 West 122nd Street, between Broadway and Claremont
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Wednesday, May 10
A talk by art historian Geeta Kapur
"We the People: situational politics in contemporary art"
Moderated by Alexander Alberro
Virginia Bloedel Wright Professor of Art History and Chair, Department of Art History at Barnard College
Co-sponsored by the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia
and the Barnard College Department of Art History
Geeta Kapur is a critic and curator. Her essays are extensively anthologized; her books include Contemporary Indian Artists (1978); When Was Modernism (2000); Critic’s Compass: Navigating Practice (forthcoming). A founder-editor of Journal of Arts & Ideas; (former) member advisory council, Third Text; member advisory board, ArtMargins; trustee and advisory editor, Marg. Curatorial projects include: ‘Dispossession’, Johannesburg Biennale (1995); ‘Bombay/Mumbai’, Century City, Tate Modern (co-curation, 2001); ‘subTerrain’, House of World Cultures, Berlin (2003); ‘Aesthetic Bind’, Chemould, Mumbai (2013-14). Jury  member: Biennales of Venice (2005), Dakar (2006), Sharjah (2007). Member advisory board, Tate Research Centre: Asia, London; Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; (former member) Asian Art Council, Guggenheim Museum, New York. Visiting Fellowships include: Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla; Nehru Memorial  Museum and Library, Delhi; Clare Hall, University of Cambridge; Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
Time:  5:00pm - 6:30pm
Location:  Knox Hall, Room 208
606 West 122nd Street, between Broadway and Clarmont
Wednesday, May 10
A converation with artist Vivan Sundaram
and Andreas Huyssen, Villard Professor of German and Comparative Literature
Co-sponsored by the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia
and the Barnard College Department of Art History
Vivan Sundaram will  briefly present three installations engaging with history over the last 25 years. Memorial, 1993-2014 uses the photographic image in multiple formats of a dead man killed during the communal strife in Bombay, post the demolition of the Babri Mosque. History Project, 1998, a site-specific installation in the Durbar Hall of the Victoria Memorial, Calcutta deals with making of the modern in Bengal from the 19th century till 1947.  Meanings of Failed Action: Insurrection 1946, 2017 with Ashish Rajadhyaksha. This refers to the Royal Indian Navy uprising presented as a 40 minute sound work in collaboration with David Chapman exhibited in a mobile sculptural object that stands in as a mini theatre. 


Vivan Sundaram, born 1943, studied painting in Baroda and London. Since 1990 he has made sculpture, installation, photography and video. He has exhibited in the Biennales of Sydney, Seville, Taipei, Sharjah, Shanghai, Havana, Johannesburg, Kwangju and Berlin, and the Asia-Pacific Triennial, Brisbane. He has participated in group shows at Arken Museum, Copenhagen (2012); International Centre for Photography, New York (2008); Mori Museum, Tokyo (2008); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2006); Tate Modern, London (2001); and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2001). He has had solo shows at Fowler Museum, Los Angeles (2015), Sepia International, New York (2008, 2006), Walsh Gallery, Chicago (2008, 2005), and Photographers Gallery, Copenhagen (2003).

Time:              7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:         Knox Hall, Room 208
606 West 122nd Street, between Broadway and Claremont
Friday, May 12
Shujaat Husain Khan (sitar) and Samir Chatterjee (tabla)
in Concert at the Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Presented by the South Asia Institute and the World Music Institute <www.worldmusicinstitute.org>.

Shujaat Husain Khan is one of the leading North Indian classical musicians of his generation. He belongs to the Imdadkhani Gharana (tradition) of the sitar and his style of playing sitar, known as the gayaki ang, is imitative of the subtleties of the human voice. Khan has performed at music festivals in India and throughout Asia, Africa, North America, and Europe. He has headlined at concert halls such as the Royal Albert Hall in London, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, and Congress Hall in Berlin. In 2007, he was the featured artist at musical concerts celebrating India's 50th anniversary of independence at Carnegie Hall in New York, and at celebrations in Seattle and Dallas. Khan was the sole artist representing India in a special performance at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in Geneva commemorating India's independence the same year. Shujaat Khan has been affiliated as a visiting faculty at the Dartington School of Music in England, the University of Washington in Seattle, and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Samir Chatterjee is a virtuoso Tabla player from the Farrukhabad Gharana (school). He has traveled widely across the world to perform at festivals as a soloist or with other outstanding musicians from Indian and western musical traditions. In concert Samir has accompanied many of India's most celebrated musicians and has played with jazz, classical, and experimental musicians and ensembles around the world. Chatterjee performed at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, Norway in 2007 and has performed several times at the United Nations General Assembly. Chatterjee has been teaching for 35 years and is the Founder-Director of Chhandayan, an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving Indian music and culture. He has taught at Yale University, Manhattan School of Music, the New School, and the Universities of Pittsburgh and Bridgeport.

Time: 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Location: Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway (at 116th Street)
For a campus map including the Miller Theatre, please visit <http://www.columbia.edu/content/maps.html>.
Tickets are $35, $25, or $15.  A ten percent ticket discount is available with a valid student ID.
For online ticket purchase, visit http://www.millertheatre.com/events/2017/05/12
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Miller Theatre Box Office or by Phone at 212-854-7799.