"The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India Since 1989."
Smart Museum of Art
Smart Museum of Art,
Tomorrow Fri 10am–Fri 5pm;
Sat 10am–Sat 5pm;
Sun 10am–Sun 5pm;
Tue 10am–Tue 5pm;
Wed 10am–Wed 5pm;
May 30 Thu 10am–Thu 8pm;
May 31 Fri 10am–Fri 5pm.
Ending: Sun Jun 09 10am–5pm
University of Chicago, 5550 S Greenwood Ave 41.793736 -87.599959 (at 55th St)
(773) 702-0200 smartmuseum.uchicago.edu
Bus: 4 Cottage Grove, 55 Garfield
This exuberant exhibition chronicles Sahmat’s fight for freedom of expression in India and against the religious extremism that has caused numerous deaths there since 1989. Works by famous artists such as Vivan Sundaram and Zarina are outnumbered by pieces that reflect Sahmat’s commitment to recruiting non-artists, especially children, and its eagerness to take its projects to the streets. While it’s impossible to convey the vibrancy of most Sahmat actions in a museum setting, the collective’s courage and creativity still inspire. Through Jun 9.—LW
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