The 'Tagore, pedagogy and contemporary visual cultures' - network presents two lectures by Professor Rustom Barucha. With introductions by Andrea Phillips and Grant Watson (DAI, core tutor and project curator)

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The Tagore, Pedagogy and Contemporary Visual Cultures network brings together a group of leading international academics and visual arts practitioners to discuss and explore the legacy and continuing relevance of Indian poet and polymath Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) for contemporary art practice and visual culture. The group, made up of artists, curators and cultural theorists from Europe and India, has come together because they share an interest in exploring Tagore's legacy and influence from different disciplinary backgrounds, often taking unorthodox approaches in order to think outside of the established conventions of Tagore scholarship. We are not a network of Tagore specialists, rather a group who come together to explore his ideas on cosmopolitanism, educational equality and social organisation from the perspective of our own artistic, curatorial and theoretical practices.

Rustom Barucha in London

6 June, 5pm

Lecture: Postmortem: Terror and Performance

Small Cinema - RHB 185

Location; Goldsmiths

New Cross SE14 6NW

The talk will be introduced by Andrea Phillips and followed by a reception to launch Terror and Performance by Rustom Bharucha (Routledge, May 2014).

Professor Bharucha will also be talking at Iniva:

7 June, 3pm – 5pm:

Performing 'Asia': The Affective Affinities of Rabindranath Tagore and Okakura Tenshin

This talk will be introduced by Grant Watson.

Iniva, 1 Rivington Place

London EC2A 3BA

£7 (£5 concessions)

RUSTOM BHARUCHA is Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. He is the author of several books including Theatre and the World, The Question of Faith, In the Name of the Secular, The Politics of Cultural Practice, Rajasthan: An Oral History, Another Asia: Rabindranath Tagore and Okakura Tenshin, and the recently published Terror and Performance. He was the Project Director of Arna-Jharna: The Desert Museum of Rajasthan devoted to traditional knowledge systems, and the Artistic Director of two inter-Asian performance festivals of the Ramayana at the Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Research, Pondicherry.

Rustom Bharucha's lectures are the culminating events of the AHRC funded Tagore, Pedagogy and Visual Cultures research network, directed by Andrea Phillips (Goldsmiths) and Grant Watson (Iniva).

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