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Deadline extended to Dec. 16th! AAWAA and APICC’s Shifting Movements call for entries

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday, December 16th, 201611:59PM

“More than anyone, I believe Yuri understood the transformative power of culture, and embraced the ways art could unite and sustain us in times like these. She invited the artists in all of us to step up and express who we are
and what we stand for.”   – Tomie Arai, Artist

**Artists of ALL genders and ethnicities encouraged to apply.**
Works-in-progress accepted.

Co-Presented by: Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA)
and API Cultural Center (APICC)

Exhibition Dates: May 4 – 25th, 2017
Venue: SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Shifting Movements: Art Inspired by Life and Activism of Yuri Kochiyama (1921-2014) is a multimedia exhibition, organized by the Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA), illuminating the legacy of intersectional revolutionary activist Yuri Kochiyama.

Artists of all mediums are invited to submit artworks that embody the key values, themes and milestones from Kochiyama’s prolific and galvanizing life – and how it relates to our contemporary context. Artwork need not reference Kochiyama explicitly, and artists need not have previous knowledge of Yuri Kochiyama’s biography to apply.
Some Key Themes Include:

  • Intersectional understanding and approach to civil rights struggles and the importance of intercultural solidarity and cooperation
  • Defying stereotypes of Asian American women and occupying spaces that transgress boundaries
  • Connecting and Community building through radical hospitality and sharing
  • Commitment to the unrecognized and unglamourous work necessary to support movements, and repeating small gestures that accumulate to create significant change
  • Supporting Political Prisoners and fighting against the Prison Industrial Complex
  • Standing against U.S. and global military aggression

Jurors:
Melorra Green, Curator and Artivist
Margaret Rhee, Artist, Writer, and Scholar (University of Oregon)

Curator:
Michelle A. Lee (Eating Cultures, Hungry Ghosts)

Participating Artists:
Tomie Arai
Sigi Arnejo
People’s Kitchen Collective

Exhibition Partners:

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all artists of any gender identification in the United States, 18 years and older.

ENTRY FEE: All non-AAWAA member artists must submit an entry fee of $35 with their application in order to be eligible. AAWAA member fee is $25.

DEADLINE: Friday, December 16th, 2016 11:59PM PST

For more information about the exhibition, application, and Yuri Kochiyama Primer, please visit our website. Read More >>

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AAWAA and APICC co-present “underCurrents & the Quest for Space” — Arts Exhibition and Events

 

 

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Asian American Women Artists Association and Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center
As part of The United States of Asian America Festival
present
 “underCurrents and the Quest for Space,”
an arts exhibtion that subverts stereotypes, discrimination and invisibility.Click here to : Like us on Facebook and Share the Event

 
• Exhibition Dates: May 2nd – 25th, 2013
• Opening Reception: Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 5pm – 8pm
• Poetry Reading, Poetry underCurrents: Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 7pm – 8:30pm
• Panel Discussion: Saturday, May 25th, 2013 1pm – 3pm
• Location:
SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
****Admission to the exhibition and programs is free****

Featured Artists:
Salma Arastu, Jung Ran Bae, Michele Benzamin-Miki, Manon Bogerd-Wada, Mitsuko Brooks, Karen Chew, Samantha Chundur, Shari Arai DeBoer, Reiko Fujii, Kate Hers, Zilka Joseph, Kay Kang, Miyang Kim, Alexandra Lee, Mido Lee, Brenda Louie, Li Ma, Choppy Oshiro, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Yoshie Sakai, Pallavi Sharma, Cindy Shih, Judy Shintani, Shizue Seigel, Valerie Soe, Cynthia Tom, Laura Wong, Leslie Zeitler, Stella Zheng, Xiaojie Zheng

Curator:
Linda Inson Choy, Asian and Asian American Art

Jurors:
Jay Xu, Director and CEO of The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, and Mary-Ann Milford, Professor of Art History, Mills College, Oakland


Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to ensuring the visibility and documentation of Asian American women in the arts. Through exhibitions, publications, and educational programs, we offer thought-provoking perspectives that challenge societal assumptions and promote dialogue.

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