‘Hungry Bengal’ Lecture by Dr. Adrienne Fast

The SASI was pleased to host a lecture by its newest Faculty Associate, Dr. Adrienne Fast, curator of visual of art and visual culture on November 5, 2019. Dr. Fast’s talk, titled ‘Hungry Bengal’ looked at the ways in which art and artists were affected by the 1943 Bengal famine. The presentation questioned what art is capable (and incapable) of during such a profound experience of collective trauma. The talk was well received and invigorated much dialogue and learning for the attendees.