Gandhi in the Gallery: The Art of Disobedience - SAC
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 2:15 PM
Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (114 Bird Library)
James B. Duke Professor of History and International
Mohandas K. Gandhi has been described as “an artist of
non-violence” crafting a set of practices of the self and politics that earned
him the mantle of Mahātma, “the great soul.” There is an enormous
body of scholarship that has explored and critiqued Gandhi’s philosophy and
praxis of satyāgraha, non-violent civil disobedience. Yet what
does it mean to think of satyāgraha as an aesthetic regime, and its
principal exponent as the paradigmatic artist of disobedience? In this
presentation, Ramaswamy sets out to answer these questions with the help of
India’s modern artists who have turned to the Mahātma as their muse over
the past century, but especially in recent decades.
Co-sponsors: Syracuse University College of Arts & Sciences; Syracuse University Humanities Center; Syracuse University Libraries; Department of Art and Music Histories; Department of History; Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies Department of Magazine, News and Digital Journalism; Goldring Arts Journalism Program; Visual Communications Department, Newhouse; Light Work; Lender Center for Social Justice; Democratizing Knowledge Project, and Renée Crown University Honors Program.
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