Saturday, May 20, 2017

SFAI MFA Show 2017 + Yuri Kochiyama’s legacy at SOMArts Cultural Center

SF Old Mint. Curbed
Photo: Graduate Exhibition 2016, San Francisco Art Institute. MFA Exhibition at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
Two more days to see the show - it is open on Sunday as well but Sunday is Bay to Breakers and traffic plus busses is bound to be a nightmare.
 
Contemporary installations, painting, sound, video, sculpture, photography, printmaking, performance, and hybrid forms come together for an exclusive four-day-only exhibition.

Article on Cristina Velázquez,, one of the exhibiting artists: http://www.sfgate.com/art/article/SFAI-art-installation-Mint-Building-yarn-fence-11148025.php


Yuri Kochiyama, social and political activist,

When many people hear the name Yuri Kochiyama, this is the image that comes to mind. Her friendship with Malcolm X and her commitment to a certain sort of intersectional politics is legend. But, of course, there was much more to Kochiyama than a single moment — or a single image.

In an effort to highlight her work and her life, the Asian American Women Artists Association and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center are presenting an exhibition dedicated to Kochiyama, who died in 2014. “Shifting Movements,” on display through May 25 at SOMArts Cultural Center, features 40 artists of various “ages, ethnicities, genders and identities” all taking on the legacy of Kochiyama. Exhibit up through May 25.
 
http://www.sfgate.com/art/article/In-exhibition-40-artists-consider-Yuri-11153132.php 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuri_Kochiyama

Sisters in Revolution: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/03/kiilu-nyasha-and-yuri-kuchiyama-sisters-in-revolution/


1 comment:

Carla Ives said...

I'm embarrassed to say that I only knew the name Kochiyama from the Malcom X connection. Didn't know about the art. Looks like a fascinating exhibit.