In the Spring of 1938, an Indian dancer, Ram Gopal, posed in a variety of fantastical costumes for the American photographer, Carl Van Vechten, in New York City. Professor Ajay Sinha’s lecture will discuss the resulting series of 100 remarkable, large-size photographs, to build an illustrated story of mutual fascination and transcultural exchanges triggered by the camera placed between the dancer and the photographer during the photoshoot.
The Power Institute is pleased to present a lecture by Ann Reynolds, Associate Professor, Art History (Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture), University of Texas. Using a group of literary and cinematic descriptions of cocktail parties from this decade, Reynolds’ lecture will consider how collectivity was experienced, even if fleetingly, and how she, and … READ MORE
The Holocaust was a profoundly spatial experience that involved not only the movement of millions of European Jews but also their confinement and murder in sites specifically built for the genocide. Paul Jaskot’s talk addresses how perpetrators thought of their building projects and, conversely, how victims experienced these oppressive spaces.