| Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

Vrushali Dhage

United States
Focus area: Art History

Vrushali Dhage is an art historian and curator. Her methodologies considers artistic research, public participation, and interdisciplinary collaborations as vital in understanding notions of labor, gender, and respect (or lack thereof), concerning specific traditional practices in India. An ongoing curatorial project aims at re-reading the tradition of godhadi (quilts in Marathi), within the context of global capitalism, challenging Eurocentric categorizations of traditional cultural activities to the nonchalance of the participants within the capitalist global circuitry towards the marginalization and exploitation of traditional craftsmen. Other research interests address, the study of ecological transformations and urban development in India, post-economic liberalization.