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Dr Jacques Rangasamy
Dr Jacques Rangasamy
postal addressAllerton Studios, University of Salford, Frederick Road, Salford, M5 4WT.
telephone+44 (0)161 295 2625
Key Memberships
Member of School: School of Arts & Media
From September 2012 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Contemporary Fine Art & Critical Theory
From January 2010 to June 2012.
From July 2012 to August 2015.
Profile Summary
The following inform my research interests: (a) the political and cultural impacts of foreign influences on indigenous European, Asian and African cultures (b) the ensuing influence-processing and adjustment in human, cultural and aesthetic terms, (c) the ways the same influence-processing and adjustment manifest in contemporary art-making. Broad Research outcome: (a) an informed understanding of the varieties of sensibilities, perspectives and cultural beings and cultural activities that thrive and struggle under the umbrella of globalisation, and that inform and make diasporic existence possible/tolerable. (b) the evolving of pedagogical materials and teaching strategies that enable students to see the world in their cultural beings and find their places in the world (c) develop the cultural and spiritual competencies for living with diversity meaningfully
Key Publications
Authored Books
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Sections
Other Publications
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings
Published Conference Proceedings
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
'Multiple Perspectives', International Conference, Manchester Art Gallery, 12-13 July 2002. Jacques Rangasamy organised and chaired one of the 2 sessions.
'Faith and Identity in Contemporary Visual Culture'. In partnership with a number of departments from The University of Manchester, Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, 10 and 11 November 2006. Participating speakers... more >>.
Conference Presentations
2000 years of Indian Sculpture: Polycentric and Monocentric Positions in Reading Art Forms, Post-Colonial Studies Forum, University of Luton
'Regional Perspective: Art of South East Asia': Uncovering Cultural Pathways, Manchester Metropolitan University, 22 February 2001
'Utamaro to the Tunes of Miles Davis, Drawing as Processes Of Un-masking and re-masking', Symposium on Trace: Memory, Materiality and Context in Contemporary Art, the 1999 Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool John Moore University, 25 Se... more >>.
'Negotiating at The Frontiers': Art of Pakistan, Sultan of Brunei Gallery and SOAS, one day seminar in April 2000
External Examiner Duties
MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY (a) School of Arts & Design, BA (Hons) Sculpture, 2003-ongoing
LEEDS UNIVERSITY (2002-2005) (a) Qualifications Teachers status Course (b) BA (Hons) in Art & Education
UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, (a) Art, Media and Design course, BA (Hons) Course, 1992-94 (b) Post-Extension Studies Course, 1993-94
EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART, Harriot Watts University, Dept. of Humanities (a) School of Visual Arts & Design, BA (Hons) Course, 1999-2002 (b) School of Visual Communication, BA (Hons) Course, 2000-01
Memberships of External Bodies
Chairman of SHISHA, a NorthWest Arts Board initiative designed to promote the art and craft of South East Asia in Britain and Europe
Member of CAIR (Center for International Arts Research, based at John Moores' Liverpool University)
Member of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
Other Evidence of External Esteem
Chairing working party on 'Black Curators in British Museums and Art Galleries' At the 'Whose Heritage?' Conference, Manchester, November 1999. International Conference with the Rt. Hon. Chris Smith, Secretary of State for Cultur... more >>.
Chairing one day-session on Cultural Issues 'Migration, Work and Identity', 4 Days International Conference at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester.