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November 2019

The UNREMEMBERED – Indian Soldiers of the Second World War

November 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bangalore International Center Bangalore, Karnataka India + Google Map

By 1945, 2.5 million Indians had volunteered to fight for the Allies during World War II (WWII). Thirty of them won Victoria crosses, and more than 87,000 died. Yet, in India and the world, they remain uncommemorated and unremembered. Fulbright scholar Annu Palakunnathu Matthew will parse out the confluence of factors that played a role in this complicated history. Her photo-based artwork is a striking blend of still and moving imagery and draws on archival photographs to re-examine and question…

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January 2020

The UNREMEMBERED – The Indian soldiers of the Second World War

January 31, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
India International Centre, New Delhi, 40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi
New Delhi, 110003 India
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By 1945, 2.5 million Indians had volunteered to fight for the Allies during World War II (WWII). Thirty of them won Victoria crosses, and more than 87,000 died. Yet, in India and the world, they remain uncommemorated and unremembered. Fulbright scholar Annu Palakunnathu Matthew will parse out the confluence of factors that played a role in this complicated history. Her photo-based artwork is a striking blend of still and moving imagery and draws on archival photographs to re-examine and question…

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November 2020

Virtual Discussion @ the Smithsonian

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

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December 2020

Panelist: Seeing and Being Seen: How Contemporary Artists See Themselves

December 3, 2020 @ 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
#India #SouthAsia #Worldwar2 #WW2 #colonial #British #Britain #forgotten #history

SYMPOSIUM: RACE, ACTIVISM AND PHOTOGRAPHY The virtual forum, Race, Activism and Photography, examines recent societal injustices, systemic racism, and the continued underrepresentation in the art world through the lenses of art and activism. This three-day symposium, featuring panel-led roundtables, lectures, and artist presentations, will amplify the voices of artists, writers, and arts professionals, the majority of whom have participated in our residency program, WOODSTOCK AIR. Race, Activism and Photography will address an array of issues including the history of photography through the…

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