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Art Against Time
April 7, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Artspace New Haven and Yale University’s Department of the History of Art for a lecture, Art Against Time, by Chair and Professor of Art History at UCLA Saloni Mathur. Temporal constructs have long had a chokehold on the discipline of art history and its periodizing narratives. This talk will investigate the enduring legacy of evolutionary chronologies and linear thinking in relation to the visual arts, and explore the way in which disruption, anachronism, and out of sequence storylines can provide new points of entry and possible frameworks for renewal.
This lecture is part of the programming series for the exhibition Dyschronics, on view February 11–April 16, 2022 at Artspace New Haven. Art Against Time is supported by Yale University’s Department of the History of Art; Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration; and Dean’s Fund for Research Workshops, Seminars and Colloquia.
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Saloni Mathur is Professor and Chair of Art History at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her areas of interest include the visual cultures of modern South Asia and the South Asian diaspora, colonial studies and postcolonial criticism, and museum studies in a global frame. She is author of India by Design: Colonial History and Cultural Display (UC Press, 2007), editor of The Migrant’s Time: Rethinking Art History and Diaspora (Yale University Press/Clark Art Institute, 2011), and co-editor with Kavita Singh of No Touching, No Spitting, No Praying: The Museum in South Asia (Routledge India, 2015). Her most recent book, A Fragile Inheritance: Radical Stakes in Contemporary Indian Art (Duke Press, 2019), is available online as part of an Open-Access initiative: https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/22291