CURATORIAL DIRECTOR: SUNDARAM TAGORE

 

Sundaram Tagore is an art historian, gallerist and award-winning documentary filmmaker. He was born in Calcutta in 1961 and divides his time between New York City, Hong Kong and Singapore.

 

A descendant of the poet and Nobel Prize-winner Rabindranath Tagore, he promotes East-West dialogue through Tagore Foundation International, a nonprofit cultural organization he founded and directs, and his eponymous art galleries and their multicultural and multidisciplinary events.

 

Before opening his own gallery in 2000 in New York City, he was a director at Pace Wildenstein Gallery. He has also advised and worked with many international organizations including the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi; The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the United Nations. A candidate for a Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of Oxford, Tagore also writes for numerous art publications. His articles have appeared in ARTnews, Art in America and Art India. He also lectures frequently on art.

 

Tagore’s debut film, The Poetics of Color: Natvar Bhavsar, An Artist’s Journey, premiered at the MIAAC Film Festival in New York City in 2010 and has since garnered several festival awards. The film has been shown at venues around the world, including the Hong Kong Art Centre, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Los Angeles County Museum, the Newport Beach Film Festival and the India International Centre. He is currently making his second film, a feature-length documentary on the architect Louis I. Kahn.

CO-CURATOR: DR. MARIUS KWINT

 

Dr. Marius Kwint is an art historian, born in Sacramento, California, in 1965. He teaches Visual Culture at the University of Portsmouth. A graduate of the universities of Aberdeen and Oxford, he has held research fellowships at the Houghton Library, Harvard University, and jointly at the Royal College of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Between 1999 and 2008 he was a lecturer in the History of Art at the University of Oxford, where he was elected fellow of St. Catherine’s College. His interests include the relationship of science and art and he was a guest curator of the major exhibition Brains: the Mind as Matter at the Wellcome Collection, London in 2012.