SOAS University of London

Centre of Yoga Studies

Interrogating and Exhibiting Yoga’s Visual Cultures

Debra Diamond

Date: 2 May 2019Time: 7:30 PM

Finishes: 2 May 2019Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Wolfson Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Talk

In this talk, Debra will present methods for interpreting historical yoga-related images and objects, as well as some of the challenges of creating narratives centered upon artifacts and artworks. A discussion follows.

Participants are encouraged to bring two images, printed full size on A4 paper, that together shed light on a history or practice of yoga.

This event is free but booking is essential. Please book via Eventbrite.

Debra is also speaking at SOAS on the 1st May on Yoginis, Power and Visual Culture.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Debra Diamond is curator of South and Southeast Asian Art at the Freer and Sackler Galleries, the National Museums of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution. Her most recent exhibitions are Body Image: Art from the Indian Subcontinent (Freer, 2017), Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice Across Asia (Sackler, 2017), and Yoga: The Art of Transformation (2013-14), a cross-disciplinary exploration of the histories of yoga through its visual manifestations.