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Indian Dalit art exhibition in Upplands Väsby

August 30, 2014 - 00:00-September 21, 2014 - 00:00

An art exhibition entitled ”Voice for the Voiceless” will be held at Väsby konsthall, outside Stockholm. Works by three eminent artists with a Indian Dalit background –  Savi Sawarkar, Preetam Casimir and P.K. Mahanandia (the latter living in Sweden since many years) will be on display, along with works by another Indian artist, Swetapadma, showing ”Tribal Art”, traditional paiting often made by Dalits. The exhibition also includes paintings by Finnish-Swedish artist Sarianna Kranz, focusing on Dalit women in her art. On top of this, Danish photographer Jacob Carlsen also participates with a series of photos depicting the life situation of Dalits in India, especially the vulnerabiity they are still encountering in society.
The exhibition gives expression to these problems, but also the growing pride within the Dalit community (previously called untouchables) for their own distinct culture and its manifestations in literature and art. The exhibition will be inaugurated on Saturday 30 August 2014, 11–17. Dr. 
Eva-Maria Hardtmann from the Dept. of Social Anthropology, Stockholm Unversity, will hold an inaugural speech, and then will follow a dance performance by Sanaya Singh.

Venue: Väsby Konsthall, Optimusvägen 12, Upplands Väsby. 

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Indian Dalit art exhibition in Upplands Väsby


August 30, 2014 - 00:00
September 21, 2014 - 00:00