Art's Global Stage: Revisiting Display Today


  • Saloni Mathur History of Art, University of California, Los Angeles



Keynote address from the symposium Exhibition Complex: Displaying People, Identity, and Culture, held October 18-20, 2012 at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Author Biography

Saloni Mathur, History of Art, University of California, Los Angeles

Saloni Mathur, who received her Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the New School for Social Research in New York in 1998, brings both art historical and anthropological perspectives to her teaching and research. Her areas of interest include the visual cultures of modern South Asia and its diasporas, colonial studies and postcolonial criticism, the history of anthropological ideas, museum studies in a global frame, and modern and contemporary South Asian art. She is author of India by Design: Colonial History and Cultural Display (2007), editor of The Migrant’s Time: Rethinking Art History and Diaspora(2011), and co-editor (with Kavita Singh) of No Touching, No Spitting, No Praying: Modalities of the Museum in South Asia (forthcoming).




How to Cite

Mathur, S. (2014). Art’s Global Stage: Revisiting Display Today. Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture, 3.



Special Section: Exhibition Complex Symposium