DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday, December 16th, 2016 – 11:59PM
“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.**
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
Melorra Green, Curator and Artivist
Margaret Rhee, Artist, Writer, and Scholar (University of Oregon)
Michelle A. Lee (Eating Cultures, Hungry Ghosts)
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 >>