Baroda: A Cosmopolitan Provenance in Transition

[Panel discussion & book launch]
5.15pm - 6pm
Welcome address by Madhvi Subrahmanian
Making of the Book with Editor Priya Maholay-Jaradi

6pm - 7pm [Panel Discussion] Provincial Locations and a Cosmopolitan Asian Art 
with Dr Gauri Krishnan (Director, India Heritage Centre), 
Savita Apte (Director, Independent Art Historian),
Tan Boon Hui (Asst. CE, Museums & Programmes, National Heritage Board and Incoming Vice President Global Arts and Cultural Programmes & Director, Asia Society Museum, NY),
Farah Wardani (Resource Centre, National Gallery Singapore) and
Siddharta Perez (Assistant Curator, NUS Museum)moderated by Ahmad Mashadi (Head, NUS Museum)

7pm - 8pm [Book launch]
Keynote address by Prof Vineeta Sinha (Head, South Asian
Studies Programme, NUS)
Closing address by Prof Prasenjit Duara (Raffles Professor of Humanities, NUS & Director of Asia Research Institute)

An oft-asked question in auction rooms and art galleries is: What is the provenance of this artwork? Where does it come from? Baroda: A Cosmopolitan Provenance in Transition establishes Baroda as a “centre” for art production; a place from where a wide range of visual arts originate.

Join us as we celebrate the Singapore launch of the publication! The accompanying panel discussion on occasion of the launch aims to move beyond the “Baroda/India” story to emphasize how several such seemingly non-metropolitan centres have an important bearing on the making of an Asian art. Directors of Asian museums, biennales and art fairs alongside academics specializing in Asian studies are invited to locate this work in a larger Asian context and offer ideas for new research on provincial Asias.

The book will retail for a special price of SGD45 (usual price: USD69.95) during the book launch.

About the Editor
Priya Maholay-Jaradi, former Curator at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore, is an independent art historian. She has an MA in Art History from SOAS, London and a PhD from NUS. She has initiated a post-doctoral project, Asian Collection Studies at the IIAS, Leiden and authored books on paintings and photographs of the Parsis and Parsi Portraits from the Studio of Raja Ravi Varma. Fashioning a National Art: Baroda's Royal Collection and Crafts (1875-1924) is forthcoming with Oxford University Press, New Delhi.

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Wed Oct 14, 2015
5:15 PM - 8:30 PM SGT
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1. Car/taxi: By Clementi Road, first entrance from the highway. The museum is right after UCC. 2. Kent Ridge MRT: Internal Shuttle Bus D2. 3. Clementi MRT: Svc 96. 4. Kent Ridge Terminal: Svc 151.
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