Objects in Circulation

The panel examines historical cases of the migration of images and knowledge across cultures and temporalities. Historian of architecture Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi draws attention to the static moments of mobile, material artifacts, when new conceptions are molded. Art historian Cécile Fromont suggests that the circulation of objects takes place in space and time, but also affects cosmological and spiritual meanings.

Introduction by Prajna Desai.
Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi
Cécile Fromont

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