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Upcoming Programmes

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NOV Onwards
Theoretical Foundations
Postcolonial Theory
Rohit Goel
07
DEC Onwards
Criticism & Theory
Who is afraid of Mimesis?
Parul Dave Mukherji
09
DEC
Yoga and Tantra
Living the Landscape Within
Christopher Key Chapple
14
DEC
Criticism & Theory
What is this ‘populism’?
Akeel Bilgrami
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
Dervishes and Persian Poetry
Fatemeh Keshavarz
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
 

Visiting Scholars @ JP

James Oles

James Oles is a specialist in Latin American art, focusing on modern Mexican art and architecture, through museum as well as academic projects. His books include South of the Border: Mexico in the American Imagination, 1914-1947 (Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993) and the recently-published survey Art and Architecture in Mexico (Thames & Hudson, 2013), the first of its kind in some fifty years; he was also published esssays on a wide variety of topics, from Frida Kahlo's early work to the art-deco architecture of Argentinian Francisco Salamone. Oles divides his time between the US and Mexico: he is Senior Lecturer in the Art Department at Wellesley College, and in 2002 was appointed adjunct curator of Latin American art at the Davis Museum, where he advises on exhibitions and acquisitions. In 2013 he organized an ongoing two-year curatorial project at the UNAM's Centro Cultural Universitario Tlatelolco called "The Exposed Museum," a series of didactic exhibitions using the UNAM collections to allow audiences to understand the content, structure, and context of all exhibitions. Current research and curatorial projects include a show on Latin American art in Mexican collections; an exploration of Mexican-Turkish cultural relations; and a exhibition on the history of color photography in Mexico.

 
 
 
 
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