Much like my former post post, there is another photo exhibit that’s making the rounds in the US. Scroll down below for dates and times.
Associated with the exhibit is a symposium that promises to discuss the political weight images carry (in the context of the British Raj, of course). Hot topic, in my opinion. How are South Asians perceived now has much to do with how we were photographed in the past. I am sure Vijay Prashad of The Karma of Brown Folk fame has something to say about this.
19th-century Photos Show Indian Monuments Location: Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St., New Haven, Conn.
Thu., Oct. 16 through Sun., Jan. 11, 2004 at the Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel St., New Haven, Conn.
Free and open to the public.
The Yale Center for British Art presents “Traces of India: Photography, Architecture and the Politics of Representation” – a new exhibition of more than 200 19th-century photographs of India’s monuments. Organized by the Canadian Center for Architecture, the exhibition will show major sites on Indian history and demonstrate the interpretive nature of photography of British India. On display: photographs, engravings, prints, maps, books, postcards, posters and other artifacts. A related symposium, “Representing the Raj,” on Oct. 17 and 18 will look at the photos’ political and cultural messages.
The art center is open Tue. – Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., Noon to 5 p.m.. It is closed Mondays and major holidays.
For more info., call (203) 432-2853 or visit www.yale.edu/ycba.