In this talk, Rohit Goel explored the philosophical leanings in Akbar Padamsee's work.
He presented an argument about Akbar Padamsee's artwork on display amidst the current exhibition at the JNAF, Akbar Padamsee: A Tribute. Building on a reading of Padamsee's existentialism - his work as depiction of 'being-in-itself' - Rohit sees Padamsee's oeuvre as an ongoing struggle to find a position between existence and thought, a painstaking search for a medium of 'being' and 'sense'.
Rohit Goel is Director/Professor of the Bombay Institute for Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR). He is the co-editor of Lacan contra Foucault: Subjectivity, Sex, Politics (Bloomsbury) and has taught courses in critical theory, historiography, and politics at the University of Chicago, Sciences Po Paris, the American University of Beirut, and Jnanapravaha Mumbai. He received a BA from Harvard College and, as Harvard University’s Paul Williams Fellow to Emmanuel College, an MPhil in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge. He also received an MA in Political Science from the University of Chicago.