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 with support from The Sydney Medical School and the Synaesthesia Research Group invite you to an evening of interdisciplinary collaboration exploring the mysteries of Synaesthesia. Come join us in the cool ambience of the Cellar Door where you can, hear, see and touch the phenomenon of synaesthesia, test yourself, and take part in hands-on illusions.
The Power Institute is pleased to present a lecture by Ewa Lajer-Burcharth, Professor of Fine Arts in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University. The lecture will focus on Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s extraordinary series of views from the Villa d’Este in Tivoli, described as “one of the most beautiful red chalk drawings ever made.”