W&L’s Melissa Kerin Publishes Journal Article Kerin recently published a paper titled "Cut, Tuck, and Paste: Repurposing Mass-Produced Imagery at Buddhist Shrines in Ladakh, India."
Melissa Kerin, associate professor of art history at Washington and Lee University, published a paper in Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief titled “Cut, Tuck, and Paste: Repurposing Mass-Produced Imagery at Buddhist Shrines in Ladakh, India.”
The article records and examines how mass-produced imagery, frequently intended for secular functions, is creatively repurposed at Buddhist shrines in Ladakh, India.
In the piece, Kerin argues that these innovative “reformulations of printed material—often requiring cutting, pasting, and reframing—play a critical role in the construction and vitality of Ladakhi Buddhist shrine assemblages.”
Read the entire piece here.
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