Lecture with Dr. Vikramāditya Prakāsh
Thursday, August 24, 2017
7:00 – 8:00 pm
The term ‘provenance’ refers to the origin of an object, as well as its record of ownership. In the international art market, it is often used to establish or increase a work’s value. In this lecture, Dr. Vikramāditya Prakash uses Amie Siegel’s 2013 work Provenance—which examines the global trade in modernist furniture from architect Le Corbusier’s controversial planned city of Chandigarh, India—as a starting point to discuss, and dispute, the claimed provenance of the objects at the center of Siegel’s film.
About the presenter
Dr. Vikramāditya Prakāsh, author of Chandigarh's Le Corbusier: The Struggle for Modernity in Postcolonial India, is an architect, an architectural historian, and theorist who currently teaches at the University of Washington. He works on issues of modernism, post-colonialism, and the global history of architecture. Prakāsh grew up in Chandigarh, India, and lives in Seattle with his wife and three children. He is currently working on Deruralization: The Modernist City in the Age of Globalization (Routledge: 2017).
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