Print this Page. Send this Page.

Exhibition | Research | Contributors | Venue | News | Program | Media


April 28, 2019 | 4:30 pm

| Margareta Pavaloi & Robert Bitsch

| Peter Pfrunder (Co-Curator)
  Aufbruch und Umbruch: Walter Bosshard als Augenzeuge

| Barbara Mittler
  Ikonographien der Macht: Die Kunst des Vergleichs

Lecture Series

"No Parallel? The Fatherly Bodies of Gandhi and Mao"

Barbara Mittler & Sumathi Ramaswamy

This lecture series focuses on the two hyper-visible men of the twentieth century, Mahatma Gandhi and Chairman Mao, who had also been the object of Walter Bosshard’s fascination. It considers how these men have been transformed over the course of the last century through the work of visual imagery and image-events into globally recognizable “bio-icons.” Situated at the intersection of the visual politics of masculinity and the cultural politics of fatherhood, the talks seek to illuminate how the corporeal is critical to the affective and ethical reach of such bio-icons within the imagined communities of their respective nations.

May 15, 2019 | 6 pm–7:30 pm

Producing Charisma: Clothing and Unclothing the Fatherly Body


May 23, 2019 | 6 pm–7:30 pm

Sovereign Performance: Toward an Aesthetic of the Ambulatory and the Aquatic


May 29, 2019 | 6 pm–7:30 pm

Absent Presences: Death of a Father


June 2, 2019 | 6:30 pm

| Margareta Pavaloi & Robert Bitsch

| Gayatri Sinha (Co-curator)
  Heroic Fictions: Performance Photography in India

| Liane Wilhelmus
  Picturing the World: Photojournalism in Europe during the Interwar-period

| Sumathi Ramaswamy & Barbara Mittler
  Closing Thoughts

Download the exhibition flyer here:


⇒ to main page


RSS Feeds

RSS FeedEvent Feed