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Sundaram Tagore is a New York-based curator and gallerist. A descendant of the influential poet and Nobel Prize winner Rabindranath Tagore, he promotes East-West dialogues through his contributions to numerous exhibitions as well as his eponymous gallery and its multicultural and multidisciplinary events. A candidate for a doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University, Sundaram was previously a director at Pace Wildenstein in New York. He has advised and worked with many international organizations including The Peggy Guggenheim Foundation, Venice, Italy; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the United Nations; and the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. He has curated many different exhibitions including the Promise of Modernism: Art in India 1847-1947, held at Dialectica, New York. In 1999, he was nominated by Avenue magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Asian-Americans in the United States. He has published articles in numerous magazines including ARTNews, Art & Antiques, Asian Art News, Arts Asia Pacific and the Times of India. His latest activities include serving as a juror for the 2002 UNESCO Design 21 competition and the Asian American Arts Center in New York, and curating an exhibition at the Rye Art Center entitled Off Center: A selective exhibition of the Art of Modern India in 2003. Focused on developing exhibitions of intellectual rigor, he remains devoted to the pursuit of the convergence of Western and non-Western cultures.



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