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Paul Mellon Centre | London, Asia, Art, Worlds Conference: Bureaucracy & Agency

June 11, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 10:15 am

The Bureaucracy and Agency panel will reveal the overlooked role of cultural diplomacy (such as funding bodies and cultural centres) in defining transnational pathways, as well as the potential power of grass-roots infrastructures.
*Times in CT
Chair: Karin Zitzewtiz (Interim Chair of the Department of Art, Art History, and Design, Michigan State University)
7:00–7:15am Welcome & Introductions
7:15–8:00am Keynote Paper: Zainub Verjee (Artist, Writer & Critic), “Past Disquiet of World Making: a Normative Enquiry into the Festival of India in London (1982)”
8:00–8:15am Discussion and Questions
8:15–8:30am Break
8:30–8:35am Welcome back/Introductions
8:35–8:55am Aparna Kumar (Lecturer, Art and Visual Cultures of the Global South, UCL), “Leveraging a Royal Coordinate: Partition and Museum Diplomacy across London and Lahore”
8:55–9:15am Sanjukta Sunderason (Assistant Professor, History of Art, University of Amsterdam), “De/constructing Commonwealth Art Today, 1962”
9:15–9:45am Discussion & Questions
9:45–10:15am Optional breakout rooms for continued discussion