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Virtual Discussion @ the Smithsonian

November 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

#India #SouthAsia #Worldwar2 #WW2 #colonial #British #Britain #forgotten #history

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 6 – 7 pm
Join the Curator:  A Conversation with Annu Palakunnathu Matthew (virtual)

This fall, as we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, artist and scholar Annu Palakunnathu Matthew sheds light on a lesser-known aspect of that conflict through her recent work based on archival photographs of Indian soldiers. Join the artist, along with curators Asma Naeem and Carol Huh, for a discussion on the incompleteness of our historical narratives and the political dimensions of historical forgetfulness. T
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew is a multimedia artist, photographer, and professor of art at the University of Rhode Island. She has also served as director of the Center for the Humanities and as Silvia-Chandley Professor of Nonviolence and Peace Studies. She is represented by the gallery sepiaEYE in New York City.  
Asma Naeem is the Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Chief Curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art and is a specialist in American art and contemporary Islamic art. She was previously associate curator at Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park.  
Carol Huh is curator of contemporary art at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art. Huh focuses on current artistic production related to Asia through exhibitions, acquisitions, and public programs.

Images from top clockwise: Artist experimenting with crystals courtesy David H Wells. 
Lt E C Joshua and Flt Lt Arjan Jethanand Mirchandani. 


November 18, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Smithsonian Freer Gallery
Washingston DC, DC United States