Friday, September 27, 2013

India: The Sahmat Collective Exhibition at the Ackland

Colorful and impressive multi-genre exhibit at the Ackland Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- "The Sahmat Collective: Art and Activism in India since 1989." 

". . . discover the influential, Delhi-based artist collective called Sahmat, whose members create -- through a mix of high art and street culture -- powerful  and vibrant works of art in defense of freedom of expression and in celebration of secular, egalitarian values." 

Free admission. True story!   
[Benjamin] Franklin Street from a cross-walk, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, September 2013. About a block from the Ackland, just last Sunday. 
The Sahmat Collective: closeup. Groovily, flashless photos permitted. 
The Sahmat Collective: banner outside the Ackland. I did some eyes-on art history here as an undergraduate student, among the most enduring strands of my formal education. I strongly recommend ongoing cycles of art history to everyone of all ages via the internet, in person, by the book or in class -- whatever works. It's usually affordable to all or even free so it's up to you.  

Today's Rune:  Fertility. 

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