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In Dialogue: Artist as Citizen

Join the Portland Art Museum for a seminar facilitated by Dr. Priya Kapoor, “Human Resilience in Mobility: Politics of the Image and the Global South,” in conjunction with the special exhibition Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989 – 2013. The seminar will look at certain images from Sheikh’s exhibition alongside an excerpt from Deepa Mehta’s film, Water, to discuss the localized caste-specific treatment of widows in the ancient cities of Varanasi (Benaras) and Vrindavan, India. Recommended readings on the concepts of globalization and transnationalism offer a lens through which we can understand our world in vignettes and through photos.

Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
portlandartmuseum.org
(503) 226-2811