Sahmat exhibition

Violence and resistance

Print edition : April 04, 2014

Pushpamala N., Kali (after 1908 Calcutta art studio print). Photo: By Special Arrangement

(Left, next to wall text) Gulammohammed Sheikh, Gandhi Returns; (right) Gauri Gill, Irom Sharmila. 4493 Days. Photo: By Special Arrangement

(Left) Probir Gupta, Reconstructed from Debris and Memories; (right) Ram Rahman, Gujarat 2002: Survivors. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Vasudha Thozhur, 2002: A Portrait. Photo: By Special Arrangement

(Left, on the floor) Inder Salim, AFSPA You Kill; (right) Subba Ghosh, Prisoner-1. Photo: By Special Arrangement

A view of the exhibition: (left) Inder Salim, In performance; (right , video) Anita Dube, Kiss-e-Noor Mohammed. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Walter D'Souza, A Seat (woodcut). Photo: By Special Arrangement

Walter D'Souza, The Great Indian Rope Trick (woodcut). Photo: By Special Arrangement

Riyas Komu, Stoned Goddesses (detail). Photo: By Special Arrangement

Reena Saini Kallat, Untitled. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Reena Saini Kallat, Untitled.

Reena Saini Kallat, Untitled.

Reena Saini Kallat, Untitled.

Gauri Gill, Irom Sharmila. 4493 Days. Photo: By Special Arrangement

(Foreground) Arunkumar H.G., Droppings and the Dam(n). Photo: By Special Arrangement

Jehangir Jani, City of Batool. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Jehangir Jani, Fatma's Home. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Safdar Hashmi, during a street performance. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Forms of Activism, an exhibition held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of SAHMAT, is a testimony to the state violence and erasure experienced by ‘marginal’ groups in the country and the varied forms of protest and struggle that have emerged as a response.
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