Art & Ideas: Making Provocative Histories

Painting of Dancing Gopi, Jamini Roy

Painting of Dancing Gopi, Jamini Roy (1887-1972), Gouache on cardboard, Calcutta, India 1950s, Courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum, ©ROM.


Art & Ideas: Making Provocative Histories

May 23, 2014
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario

Art & Ideas: Making Provocative Histories brings together scholars and artists studying archives, material culture, architecture, and photography in an effort to push at the edges of their disciplines, creating a dialogue across mediums, time periods and geographies.

Elizabeth LaCouture
Sarah Amato
Deepali Dewan 
Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge
With Georgiana Uhlyarik, chairing the discussion


Elizabeth LaCouture is an expert on visual and material culture, and architecture in Tianjin, China (1860-1949). LaCouture is Assistant Professor of History and East Asian Studies at Colby College.

Sarah Amato’s work focuses on material culture and human-animal relations in Victorian England. She is a lecturer in material culture at the University of Toronto.

Deepali Dewan is currently researching photographs of courtesans in 19th c. India. Dewan is Senior Curator in South Asian Arts and Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge use history as the basis of a narrative on the politics of the workplace and resistance, or as a reference to what lies behind contemporary issues. Their art has been exhibited across Canada and internationally in both the trade union movement and art galleries and museums.

The discussion will be chaired by Georgiana Uhlyarik, Associate Curator of Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

It is presented in partnership with Berkshire Conference of Women Historians and explores the theme of this year’s conference: Histories on the Edge/Histoires sur la brèche.

This talk is presented as part of Big Berks @ The AGO.

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