Saturday, April 13th
3:30pm - 7:00pm
Performance 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Artists' Talk 4:30pm -5:30pm
Closing Reception 5:30pm - 7:00pm
"Be/Longing" is a show comprised of women artists of the South Asian diaspora, is a story of rapture, struggle and fierce female identity. Saturated with history, religion, and an explosive mix of ideas and materials, the exhibit address the politics of gender, hierarchy, and sexuality within the framework of a post-colonial globalized world. Be/Longing showcases how diasporic women - each with her own ambiguous identity and multiple allegiances - navigate "belonging" to a country, a place, or a collective. The artists' talk will be moderated by special guest, Masum Momaya, curator of HomeSpun, the Smithsonian's Indian American Heritage Project See a write up on the show in the Washington Post!
The artists in the exhibition are: Samira Abbassy, Jaishri Abichandani, Nida Abidi, Amina Ahmed, Shelly Bahl, Marcy Chevali, Ruby Chishti, Chitra Ganesh, Monica Jahan Bose, & Sa'dia Rehman. Images: Jaishri Abichandani's The Return of Devastasia, Ruby Chishti's Soft Restraints & Monica Jahan Bose's Indelible Scent
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday, 11am-5pm, Saturday, 11am-3pm, and by appointment.
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery
at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts