CONSUMING SHANGRILA: IDENTITY POLITICS AND CONTEMPORARY HIMALAYAN ART (ROUNDTABLE)
Session #4 | 9am - 10:30am | Sunday, Sept 3 | HUMN 150
This roundtable was initially proposed by Dina Bangdel, a prominent historian of Himalayan and South Asian art. Dina passed away on July 25, 2017. She has left us with her notable research that focused on the art and ritual traditions of Newar Buddhism in the Kathmandu Valley, the visuality of Tantric Buddhist iconography of the Himalayan regions, and her engagements with theories of ritual performance and politics of identity. This panel persists in sustaining the light, artistic wisdom, and intellectual debates that Dina was intricately part of in her life.
Elena Pakhoutova, Curator of Himalayan Art, Rubin Museum of Art, New York
Youdhistir Maharjan, Contemporary Artist
Ang Tsering Sherpa, Contemporary Artist
Maureen Drdak, Contemporary Artist