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Indira Freitas Johnson

Ten Thousand Ripples


Tuesday, November 12, 2013
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Watch Video
Open to the public
Free of charge

Spe­cial Pre­sen­ta­tion at Stamps Audi­to­rium (North Cam­pus) — Tues­day, Nov. 12, 7:00 PM

While she is based in Chicago, sculp­tor, cul­tural worker, peace activist and edu­ca­tor Indira Fre­itas John­son has main­tained close ties with India. Much of her inspi­ra­tion comes from tran­si­tory, rit­u­al­is­tic Indian folk art prac­tices which she uses to address issues of domes­tic vio­lence, lep­rosy health edu­ca­tion, labor, the envi­ron­ment, gen­der, peace, non­vi­o­lence and lit­er­acy. Ded­i­cated to engag­ing local voices and com­mu­ni­ties in the cre­ative process, Indira’s projects fol­low the call and response” tra­di­tion that is preva­lent in many cul­tures. She puts out a call and the com­mu­nity responds so that the final art ‑work is a hybrid that depends on and is com­pleted by com­mu­nity interaction.

The recip­i­ent of numer­ous grants and awards, Indira’s work has exhib­ited inter­na­tion­ally and is rep­re­sented in numer­ous pri­vate and pub­lic col­lec­tions includ­ing the Chicago Museum of Con­tem­po­rary Art, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Mobile Museum of Art, State of Illi­nois Build­ing, Chicago and the High Museum of Art.

Sup­ported by Artrain Inc., Arts Engine and River Gallery.