Sunday, July 8th, 2018
Lakshmi Ramgopal: Maali Performance (1:30pm); Reinterpreting Religion Artist Talk and Catalog Release (2:00pm)
Lakshmi Ramgopal, joined by violinist Lucy Little, gives a performance that activates Maalai, her installation in Reinterpreting Religion, integrating sound, performance art, and dance to produce a ritual that explores sacrilege and gender identity within a Hindu context.
Following the performance, Ramgopal and the other Chicago-based artists of Reinterpreting Religion—Yvette Mayorga, Roni Packer, and Rhonda Wheatley—will participate in a discussion about their artistic practices and will read excerpts from the newly released exhibition catalog that highlight their perspectives on contemporary religion. This discussion will be moderated by curator, Lauren Leving.