Dr Wyma, Kathleen Lynne
Dr Wyma teaches courses on contemporary global, modern and South Asian art history. Her research focuses onpost 1945 Indian art, with a special interest in post colonialism and the impact of intercultural exchange in an increasing globalized art world.She has published numerous articles, exhibition catalogues, and in July 2013, she curated the exhibition The Material Point: Reconsidering the Medium in the (Post) Modern Moment at Gallery OED in Cochin, India. The show included 19 international artists of Indian origin and sought to open up dialogue and encourage debate about the current state of “materiality” and its role in artistic production. Her forthcoming article, “CounterPraxis: The Indian Radical Painters and Sculptors Association” focuses upon a Kerala-based artistic collective who, through a series of exhibitions and interventions, actively questioned the theoretical and political assumptions of Indian contemporary art as it developed throughout the 1980s. In addition, she is currently working on her book manuscript, The Discourse and Practice of Radicalism in Contemporary Indian Artand amonograph on the contemporary Indian artist Rajan Krishnan. Before joining HKU, she taught at various institutions in Vancouver, Canada: The University of British Columbia, The University of the Fraser Valley and Emily Carr University.
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