Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 5:30-6:45 pm
“Re-Envisioning the Art of the South Asian American Diaspora Through a Transnational Lens”
Associate Professor, Art Department, San Francisco State University
Santhi Kavuri-Bauer is an associate professor of art history in the School of Art at San Francisco State University, where she teaches Asian American art, contemporary Asian art, and Islamic art and architecture. Her recent publications are concerned with South Asian American art and artists and their place and relationships within the fields of American culture and artworlds. She has published articles in Third Text, South Asian Diaspora, and Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures. She has curated and co-curated exhibitions of South Asian American photography and video and Middle Eastern diasporic art. Kavuri-Bauer’s other research is focused on colonial and postcolonial social spaces such as cities and national monuments. Her book Monumental Matters: The Power, Subjectivity and Space of India’s Mughal Architecture was published by Duke University Press in 2011. Her current research is divided between writing on the history of MoMA’s International Program and its activities in India and Japan and the influence of the philosophical concept of wonder in the design and ornamentation of Islamic monuments.