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From Gods to Social Justice: Indian Folk Artists Challenging Traditions (Opening Reception)

Time: April 6, 2019, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Location: ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Avenue, Syracuse

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

This exhibition showcases two painting styles from eastern India -- Mithila Painting and Patua Scrolls -- which at their core are about telling stories. However, the types of stories that the artists tell through their art have changed overtime.  Both of these art forms have morphed and changed in contemporary India, creating space for artists to use their art to comment on issues facing their lives, their nation and the planet. Their work deals with a variety of injustices such as violence against women, female infanticide, political corruption, climate change, and war.

This exhibit runs through May 18.

Additional supporters:

  • Ray Smith Symposium
  • South Asia Center
  • Art and Music Histories
  • Anthropology

Susan Wadley, Anthropology