UW-Whitewater’s Roberta Art Gallery is honored to host UW-Madison Professor Anthony Cerulli and his work in “The Aesthetic Shape of History.” Cerulli’s photographs, which will be on display from Nov 8th to Dec 11th, demonstrates the power of the space in which these archives are stored. There will be a panel discussion, audience Q&A, and open house reception on Nov.14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Congratulations, Prof. Cerulli!
“The Aesthetic Shape of History” is a selection of photographs that highlight Cerulli’s extensive photo-ethnographic art project, Manuscriptistan, which began in 2003. In 2015, Cerulli’s work in the field of South Asian Studies was recognized with a Guggenheim Fellowship, a prestigious award given to those with exceptional work in the arts. This educational exhibit will feature photographs of archival manuscripts and artifacts from three states in India including Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, and Kerala. Cerulli states, “I aim to highlight the value of bringing sensual, spatial, and artistic awareness and consideration to the things with which, and the spaces in which we conduct research.