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Paul Mellon Centre | London, Asia, Art, Worlds Conference: Aesthetics & Ways of Knowing

June 17 @ 6:00 am - 9:15 am

The Aesthetics and Ways of Knowing panel acknowledges that the multiple frameworks of seeing, making, knowing, and telling fostered in different global sites pose particular problems of interpretation when viewed as intertwined. This section examines strategies of translation and incommensurability.
*Times in CDT
Chair: Dorothy Price (Professor of History of Art, University of Bristol and Editor of Art History journal)
6:00–6:15am Welcome & Introductions
6:15–7:00am Keynote Paper: Shigemi Inaga (Dean, Department of Global Studies, Faculty of Global Culture, Kyoto Seika University), “If You’re Fluent in English, Put on Japanese Kimono Abroad. But if Your English Is Awful, Better Be Dressed in Western Attire.”
7:00–7:15am Discussion and Questions
7:15–7:30am Break
7:30–7:35am Welcome back/Introductions
7:35–7:50am Sadia Shirazi (Writer, Curator and Art Historian), “Zarina: A Postcolonial Grid”
7:50–8:05am Elena Crippa (Curator of Modern and Contemporary British Art, Tate), “Kim Lim’s Early Work: Reconfiguration and Reconciliation”
8:05–8:20am Eva Bentcheva (Art Historian and Curator), “Incommensurable Abstractions: Rasheed Araeen and Prafulla Mohanti’s Performances between Britain and South Asia”
8:20–8:45am Discussion & Questions
8:45–9:15am Optional breakout rooms for continued discussion
This event is part of London, Asia, Art, Worlds, a multi-part programme of online events taking place in May and June 2021. It is envisioned as a murmuration, a series of interconnected papers, conversations, performances and interventions.