Reflections on Curating Balinese Textiles
About the Speaker
Dr. Urmila Mohan is an anthropologist and curator of material culture and religion with a focus on textiles and Hinduism in India and Indonesia. She is Honorary Research Fellow at the Department of Anthropology, University College London. She is the founder and editor of the The Jugaad Project and has published on materiality, praxis and aesthetics in the context of textiles, clothing and religion. She curated “Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles” in 2018, based on the Mead-Bateson textile collection at the American Museum of Natural History. Her research has been funded by Victoria and Albert Museum (Nehru Trust for Indian Collections), London; Asian Cultural Council, New York; Coby Foundation Ltd., New York, and Rotary International. A transdisciplinary scholar who works across domains and geographies, she draws upon her background in anthropology, design and art to develop and teach courses that connect these fields.
Click on the thumbnail on the left for a review of Dr. Mohan's book
Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles, New York: Bard Graduate Center, 2018.