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Revision Description: Removed outdated link. </span></p> Mobility & Exchange <p>Editors' Letter</p> Emi Finkelstein Katie Loney Copyright (c) 2021 Katie L Loney, Emi Finkelstein 2021-02-21 2021-02-21 9 1 i v 10.5195/contemp/2021.315 Questionnaire <p>Introduction to the Questionnaire</p> Paula Kupfer Jacob Eisensmith Copyright (c) 2021 Paula Kupfer; Jacob Eisensmith 2021-02-21 2021-02-21 9 1 1 3 10.5195/contemp/2021.316 Questionnaire <p>Response to the questionnaire</p> Sahar Hosseini Copyright (c) 2021 Sahar Hosseini 2021-02-21 2021-02-21 9 1 4 8 10.5195/contemp/2021.317 Questionnaire <p class="AbstractText">Response to the questionnaire: “Stationary Women Moving Through the World: The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Calcutta, founded by Mrs. Pascoa Barretto de Souza, 1834”</p> Mrinalini Rajagopalan Copyright (c) 2021 Mrinalini Rajagopalan 2021-02-21 2021-02-21 9 1 9 13 10.5195/contemp/2021.318 Questionnaire <p>Response to the questionnaire</p> Lee Veeraraghavan Copyright (c) 2021 Lee Veeraraghavan 2021-02-21 2021-02-21 9 1 14 16 10.5195/contemp/2021.319 Questionnaire <p>Response to the questionnaire</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Lindsey french Copyright (c) 2021 Lindsey french 2021-02-21 2021-02-21 9 1 17 20 10.5195/contemp/2021.320 The Stones of Ivittuut <p>Essay</p> Alex J. Taylor Copyright (c) 2021 Alex J. Taylor 2021-02-21 2021-02-21 9 1 21 29 10.5195/contemp/2021.321 “India in America” <p>A curatorial conversation between Nina Blomfield and Katie Loney on the work and practice of Lockwood de Forest and The Ahmedabad Wood Carving Company. This conversation is based on a public conversation held on October 3, 2019 at the University of Pittsburgh.</p> Nina Blomfield Katie Loney Copyright (c) 2021 Katie Loney, Nina Blomfield 2021-02-20 2021-02-20 9 1 30 43 10.5195/contemp/2021.314 The Contingent Body <p>The Contingent Body</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Sepideh Tajalizadeh Dashti Copyright (c) 2021 Katie L Loney; Sepideh Tajalizadeh Dashti 2021-02-21 2021-02-21 9 1 44 51 10.5195/contemp/2021.322 Eight Views of the Sun Setting on the South Pacific <p>Eight Views of the Sun Setting on the South Pacific</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Kio Griffith Copyright (c) 2021 Kio Griffith 2021-02-21 2021-02-21 9 1 52 62 10.5195/contemp/2021.323 La Gente/The People <p>La Gente/The People</p> Jonathan Christensen Caballero Copyright (c) 2021 Jonathan Christensen Caballero 2021-02-21 2021-02-21 9 1 63 71 10.5195/contemp/2021.324 Address the Issue <p>Address the Issue</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Joel Addison Fuller Seth Adam Cook Copyright (c) 2021 Seth Adam Cook, Joel Addison Fuller 2021-02-21 2021-02-21 9 1 72 76 10.5195/contemp/2021.325 The Metabolic Museum <p><em>The Metabolic Museum</em> by&nbsp;Clémentine Deliss</p> Marina Tyquiengco Copyright (c) 2021 Marina Tyquiengco 2021-02-21 2021-02-21 9 1 77 81 10.5195/contemp/2021.326 how the light gets in <p>how the light gets in</p> Adriana Miramontes Olivas Copyright (c) 2021 Adriana Miramontes Olivas 2021-02-21 2021-02-21 9 1 82 94 10.5195/contemp/2021.327 Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa <p class="AbstractText">Exhibition Schedule: The Block Museum, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, January 26–July 21, 2019; Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada, September 21, 2019–February 23, 2020; Smithsonian Museum of African Art, Washington, DC, TBD–TBD</p> Jake Eisensmith Copyright (c) 2021 Jake Eisensmith 2021-02-21 2021-02-21 9 1 95 98 10.5195/contemp/2021.328 Colored Plexiglass: Irving and Aaronel deRoy Gruber Foundation Gallery Inaugural Exhibition <p class="AbstractText">Exhibition Schedule: Irving and Aaronel deRoy Gruber Foundation Gallery, Pittsburgh PA, January 24 – September 1, 2020.</p> Paulina Pardo Gaviria Copyright (c) 2021 Paulina Pardo Gaviria 2021-02-21 2021-02-21 9 1 99 103 10.5195/contemp/2021.329 Painting as a Modern Art in Early Renaissance Italy <p class="AbstractText">Robert Brennan, <em>Painting as a Modern Art in Early Renaissance Italy</em>. London: Harvey Miller, Renovatio Artium Series in the Arts of the Renaissance, 2019. 366 pp; 11 b/w ills. + 115 color ills., 1 b/w table. Hardcover &nbsp;€125</p> <p class="AbstractText">(9781912554003)</p> Christopher J. Nygren Copyright (c) 2021 Christopher J. Nygren 2021-02-21 2021-02-21 9 1 104 108 10.5195/contemp/2021.330