Related Events at the Smart Museum of Art

The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989
February 14 – June 9, 2013
Smart Museum of Art

This group exhibition introduces the vital work of Sahmat, a Delhi-based collective, to the United
States. Animated by the urgent belief that art can propel change and that culture can reach
across boundaries, Sahmat has offered a platform for an expansive group of artists and collaborators to
present powerful works of art that defend freedom of expression and battle intolerance within India’s often
divisive political landscape.

Exhibition Opening Reception
Wednesday, February 13, 7-8:30 pm
Smart Museum of Art

Celebrate the transformative power of art at this free public opening reception for The Sahmat
Collective, featuring live performances by UChicago’s Rakae Jamil, Apsara, and Sugaraga.

“Voices of Change” Roundtable
Saturday, February 16, 2 pm
Performance Penthouse 901, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Panelists share their work and discuss art’s ability to catalyze social and political action, with Madan
Gopal Singh, Amie Maciszewski, Kaley Mason, Ram Rahman, Srikanth (Chicu) Reddy, and Gigi

Film Screening: Disrupted Divas, Conflicting Pathways
Saturday, February 16, 4:30 pm

Screening Room 201, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

After the discussion, stay for a screening of Maciszewski’s film “Disrupted Divas, Conflicting

Presented by the University of Chicago’s Department of Music, Committee on Southern Asian Studies,
Center for International Studies, Film Studies Center, and the Smart Museum of Art.

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