Room for Big Ideas: The Chasm Arena
January 24 - April 6, 2014
––Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Front Door Gallery––701 Mission Street (at 3rd Street)––San Francisco, CA 94103––www.ybca.org
Artists: Zeina Barakeh –– Michal Gavish –– Cece Carpio –– Dennis Kim –– Michelle Lee –– Cybele Lyle.
January 29 - February 23, 2013
––SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery––547 West 27th Street, #30––New York, NY 10001––www.soho20gallery.com
August 27 - October 19, 2012
The Fertile Crescent book and core exhibition focus on 24 artists from the various countries that comprise the area (see list below), among them artists well known in Euro-American countries such as Mona Hatoum, Parastou Forouhar, Shirin Neshat, Sigalit Landau, and Shazia Sikander, but also artists whose work is primarily known only in the Middle East. These artists address the status of women in the Middle East today, drawing from such themes as orientalism, cultural heritage, colonialism, globalization, surveillance, regional conflict, identity and the impact of multi-national geographic existence, and the iconography of the veil. The essays dissect the artists' work and investigate the theoretical, historical, and political sources that have shaped their creative achievement.
POWER WEEK I:
––Sunday, September 9, 2-6pm
POWER WEEK II:
––Tuesday, October 2, 4:30pm