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Unwarping the Non-Western

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
McMurtry Building, Room 115


Unwarping the Non-Western is an event organized by this year’s Peer Adviser for Art History, Paritosh Kanoria (PK).

Through short speeches by three faculty members of Stanford’s Department of Art & Art History, we will explore the “West vs. Non-West” construct - its implications, limitations and its dangers.

Professor of Art History, Marci Kwon, specializes in the art and culture of the US. She is particularly interested in Asian-American cultural exchange and issues of race and objecthood.

Professor of Art Practice, Xiaoze Xie specializes in painting, and his work often explores the loss of tradition, culture, and learning since he moved from to the US from China in 1992.

Professor of Film & Media Studies, Usha Iyer, is interested in transnational media and specializes in Indian Cinema. Prof. Iyer will speak about how studying non-western cinemas can make students question their habits of viewing and audio-visual consumption.

VISITOR INFORMATION: Room 115 Hall is located in the McMurtry Building on Stanford’s campus, at 355 Roth Way. Visitor parking is free after 4pm on weekdays, except by the oval. Alternatively, take the Caltrain to Palo Alto Transit Center and hop on the free Stanford Marguerite Shuttle.

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