Thursday, July 28, 2016

beLONGING: APAture Responds to Between Worlds, July 29th

In collaboration with the Between Worlds exhibition at Arc Gallery and Studios, Kearny Street Workshop has invited past and current APAture artists and GPC members to respond to the exhibition. Participating Artist include: Kimberley Arteche, Thi Bui, Oliver Mok, Joseph Nontanovan, and Lehua Taitano. They'll be performing at 8pm on Friday, July 29th until 10pm at 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco.

The exhibit itself goes on until August 13th.

"Between Worlds" started with a desire to curate an exhibition that responded to the Syrian refugee crisis. The exhibition has evolved and broadened to encompass an examination of the process of uprooting and transplantation in a human context. All of the artists selected have been affected directly or indirectly by displacement.

From the Arc Gallery:
"Here in the San Francisco Bay Area our community, and particularly our artist community, has been enriched by cultural diversity. But those who arrive seeking a home, come to an uncomfortable realization that they are, in fact, not home, but between worlds. They look back and long for their homeland, but it is a place that no longer exists or would not welcome them back. Their adopted home, a place to start anew, makes them feel like outsiders, their knowledge, skills and education devalued. They find themselves longing for a place that may not exist. Safe haven is not the same as home. And, in today's world, a place of refuge is often neither safe nor welcoming."

Curated by Michael Yochum of Arc Gallery and Jack Fischer of Jack Fischer Gallery, this exhibition shares the collective experience of artists with San Francisco Bay Area ties, who reside in this space "Between Worlds" ….

Featured visual artists: Carlo Abruzzese, Nanci Amaka, Jason Bayani, Natalya Burd, Carlos Cartagena, Rodney Ewing, Michal Gavish, Taraneh Hemami, Golbanou Moghaddas, Maja Ruznic, Michal Wisniowski, and Wanxin Zhang

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