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DEC
Criticism & Theory
What is this ‘populism’?
Akeel Bilgrami
16
DEC
Criticism & Theory
​“Why Is Trump So Enjoyable?”
William Mazzarella
03
JAN Onwards
Islamic Aesthetics
Spiritual Beyondness
Avinoam Shalem
06
JAN
Islamic Aesthetics
Sufi and Sultans
Helen Philon
08
JAN
Islamic Aesthetics
Poetry’s Place
Will Kwiatkowski
09
JAN
Islamic Aesthetics
Aesthetics of the Sacred in Persian Poet
Various
10
JAN
Islamic Aesthetics
God’s Unruly Friends
Ahmet T. Karamustafa
11
JAN Onwards
Islamic Aesthetics
Art and Islamic Numismatics
Shailendra Bhandare
18
JAN
Yoga and Tantra
Killing Ascetics
William Pinch
19
JAN Onwards
Indian Aesthetics
Raw Unfired Clay Sculpture
Susan S Bean
08
FEB Onwards
Buddhist Aesthetics
Buddhist Heritage at the Crossroads
Yashaswini Chandra
 

International Advisory Council

Prof. Akeel Bilgrami

Sidney Morgenbesser Chair in Philosophy, Committee on Global Thought, Director, South Asian Institute, Columbia University, New York, USA.

Dr. Akeel Bilgrami is the Sidney Morgenbesser Chair in Philosophy at Columbia University, faculty member of the Committee on Global Thought and Director, South Asia Institute, Columbia University. Bilgrami has two relatively independent sets of intellectual interests--in the Philosophy of Mind and Language, and in issues of Political Philosophy and Moral Psychology especially as they surface in politics, history, and culture. His publications include 'Belief and Meaning', ‘Self Knowledge and Resentment', and ‘Politics and The Moral Psychology of Identity’.

 

 
 
 

Dr. Jane DeBevoise

Chair of the Board of Directors of Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong.

Jane DeBevoise is Chair of the Board of Directors of Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong and New York. Prior to moving to Hong Kong in 2002, Ms. DeBevoise was Deputy Director of the Guggenheim Museum, responsible for museum operations and exhibitions globally. She joined the Museum in 1996 as Project Director of China: 5000 Years, a landmark exhibition of traditional and modern Chinese art that was presented in 1998 at the Guggenheim museums in New York and Bilbao. Ms. DeBevoise has a BA from Tufts University, an MA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD from The University of Hong Kong, all in art history.

 
 
 

Dr. Alexandra Munroe

Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA.

Dr. Alexandra Munroe is Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and co-curator of Gutai: Splendid Playground. A pioneering authority on modern and contemporary Asian art and transnational art studies, she has led the Guggenheim's Asian art program since its founding in 2006 while also working on the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Museum and the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. She convenes the museum’s biannual Asian Art Council, a curatorial think tank.

 

 
 
 

Dr. Pratapaditya Pal

Internationally renowned scholar, curator and writer of South Asian and Himalayan Art, Los Angeles, USA.

Dr. Pratapaditya Pal is a curator, teacher, lecturer, and scholar of South Asian and Himalayan art and an expert in the art of Tibet, Nepal, and India. He has organized many exhibitions at major American museums, published over 60 books and catalogues, and written over 200 scholarly and popular articles. He has occupied a number of prestigious posts over his career, including the General Editorship of art journal Marg and positions at the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

 
 
 

Dr. Nada Shabout

Associate Professor of Art History, Director of Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute (CAMCSI), University of North Texas, USA.

Dr. Nada Shabout is an American art historian specializing in modern Iraqi art. She is Associate Professor of Art History and the Director of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Studies Institute (CAMCSI) at the University of North Texas. She is also the founding President of the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art from the Arab World, Iran and Turkey (AMCA), and is a member of the Cultural Development Board at the Qatar Foundation. She is currently working on a book on Arab art in the twentieth century.

 
 
 

Dr. Deborah Swallow

Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, UK.

Dr. Deborah Swallow joined The Courtauld as its Director in 2004 after a museum career, firstly at the Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and then at the Victoria and Albert Museum where she was the Keeper of the Asian Department and Director of Collections. As head of the Indian Department at the V&A, Deborah oversaw the creation of the Nehru Gallery of Art and a series of major exhibitions on the arts of different regions and communities of the Subcontinent and established close working relationships both with the South Asian communities in the UK and colleagues and institutions in the Subcontinent. She continues to work on issues relating to the arts and cultural heritage in contemporary India.

 
 
 
 
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