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Truth to Power

Exhibition Tour with Ifthekar Chowdhury

Saturday, April 4, 2020
2:00 PM–3:00 PM

The Rubin Museum and PEN America present the Truth to Power exhibition tour series, led by Bangladeshi activists and members of the PEN America team.

Shahidul Alam: Truth to Power presents the first comprehensive U.S. museum survey of Shahidul Alam, the renowned Bangladeshi photographer, writer, activist, and institution-builder and a Time magazine Person of the Year in 2018. Over 40 images and ephemera will show the breadth of his practice and impact throughout his four-decade career.

This pioneering exhibition aims to provide visitors with a nuanced view of Bangladesh and South Asia, to explore systems of personal and collective agency, and to underscore the importance of self-representation, empowerment, and truth as embodied in Alam’s life and work.

This program is presented in partnership with PEN America and ARC

About Ifthekar Chowdhury

Ifthekar is an events organizer and singer-songwriter based in New York City who enjoys breaking boundaries through music. He runs an organization called the Royal Bengal Tea House, where musicians from different genres and regions meet and make impromptu music. His original music can be found on Spotify and SoundCloud under his band name, Bangla Avenue.

Image Credit
Shahidul Alam (b. 1955, Dhaka, Bangladesh); Sailboat Fishing for Ilish; Daulatdia, Bangladesh; 2001; photograph; courtesy of Shahidul Alam/Drik/Majority World

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