HART0079: Art and Visual Culture in Modern South Asia
UCL History of Art, Year 3 BA Special Subject Option, Autumn-Spring 2020-21; Tuesdays 2-4pm
- Partha Mitter, “Decentering Modernism: Art History and Avant-Garde Art from the Periphery,” The Art Bulletin, Vol 90, No 4 (2008).
- Sonal Khullar, “Ch 1: Affiliation, Worldliness, and Modernism in India,” in Worldly Affiliations (2015), pp. 1-40.
- Salima Hashmi, “The Eye Still Seeks,” in Memory, Metaphor, Mutations: Contemporary Art of India and Pakistan, Y. Dalmia and S. Hashmi (2007), pp. 9-36.
Indictive Weekly Topics:
- Decentering Modernism in South Asia
- Modern Legacies of the Mughal Miniature
- British Artists in India and the Power of the Picturesque
- Company School Painting and the Crisis of Artistic Subjectivity
- Kalighat Painting and the Art of the Bazaar
- Photography and the Colonial Gaze
- Raja Ravi Varma, A National Artist?
- Swadeshi and Aesthetic Discourse in South Asia
- The Bengal School of Painting
- Critiques of the Bengal School
- Santiniketan, the Subaltern, and the Sculpture of Ramkinkar Baij
- Feminism, Subalternity, and Retakes: Amrita Sher-Gil
- Gendered Iconographies of the Nation
- Midnight’s Children: The Progressives and the Lahore Art Circle
- The Crisis of Partition
- Partition and the Present
- Architecture, Nation-Building, and the Nehruvian Ideal
- The Baroda School
- Globalization and Installation Art in Modern South Asia
- Bhuphen Khakhar: You Can’t Please All at Tate Modern