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LB01 Academic Forum

The Academic Forum is an integral dimension of the Lahore Biennale. It aims to foster broad and imaginative discussions on art, culture, and society by bringing comparative and cross-disciplinary perspectives from other locations to Lahore. The Academic Forum brings over a dozen distinguished international curators, critics, and scholars to give public lectures, participate in panel discussions, conduct workshops, and do studio visits with local artists. Topics selected have comparative relevance for the artistic, academic, and public context of Lahore. Highlighted in this edition’s Academic Forum are a series of lectures and workshops spread over the course of the Biennale. These primarily outline contemporary discourse surrounding left-leaning politics, cinema in Pakistan, food culture, anti-colonial movements, feminist transnational networks, and problems inherent to the historiography of Indian art criticism amongst others.

 

Lecture & Panel Discussions

March 20, 2018

Lahore and the missing history of Bombay Cinema

March 20, 2018

Curating on the Border

March 31, 2018

Architecture And Urban Development of Istanbul in the 2000s

March 30, 2018

Regional perspectives and beyond: A case study of Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok

March 31, 2018

Settling Dreams

March 19, 2018

Hacking the grid: Urban interventions by artists from Southeast Asia

March 28, 2018

Modernist maneuvers: The paintings of Amrita Sher-Gil

March 23, 2018

On Failure

March 20, 2018

One hundred thousand small tales: contemporary art of Sri Lanka

March 29, 2018

Making place: contemporary art in India

March 21, 2018

Curating on the border

March 23, 2018

The necropolitics of extraction: activist-art, intersectionality, and geopower

March 31, 2018

State of Opacity: Curatorial workshop

March 22, 2018

Art Writing: Workshop

March 27, 2018

Climate Justice and Critical Aesthetic Practice Today: Workshop

The Academic Forum was organised by Iftikhar Dadi.
Iftikhar Dadi is professor in Cornell’s Department of History of Art. He is the author of Modernism and the Art of Muslim South Asia (2010) and the edited monograph Anwar Jalal Shemza (2015). He has co-edited Lines of Control: Partition as a Productive Space (2012); and Unpacking Europe: Towards a Critical Reading (2001). Dadi serves on the editorial advisory boards of the journals Archives of Asian Art; BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies; and Art Journal (2007-2011). He is advisor to Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong), and co-director of The Institute for Comparative Modernities at Cornell University. Dadi received his Ph.D. from Cornell University.
The Academic Forum and its workshops are supported by the American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS)