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2/8, Reflections on Exile: Closing Reception
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Nancy Tubbs

February 04, 2020    

Root Division presents:

Reflections on Exile: Closing Reception

Saturday, February 8, 7:00pm-9:00pm, San Francisco


Curated by Jeanette Alanis, Reflections on Exile examines displacement, restrictive or forced movement, and the after effects of war and persecution through the lens of Bay Area artists. Selected artists offer a creative viewpoint on how exile has personally affected their lives in order to provide an alternate path forward.

A one night performance event will accompany the closing reception of Reflections on Exile. Performance offers a unique communication tool and physical manifestation of the body's experience of exile. Ranging from participatory to literary to collaborative, performances will present a multitude of perspectives on the experience of exile for Bay Area artists. These performances will specifically address man-made borders and the effects of displacement both physical and psychological.

In tandem with the exhibiting artwork, this evening of performance intends to ignite activism, heal xenophobia, and strengthen community in order to foster resilience and create pathways for a tangible, alternate future.

A one night only event of performance, the Reflections on Exile closing reception will be held Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 7-9pm.

Performing Artists:

Guta Galli
Alexander Hernandez
Kiana Honarmand
Courtney Morris
Beril Or
Karen Lucia Rodriguez Pastora
Anna Talhami

with a guest altar by Victoria Hom

Exhibiting Artists:

Najah Alboushi
Stephanie Andrews and Fabian Leyva-Barragan
Ellen Bepp
Paola de la Calle
Roya Ebtehaj
Uli Golub
Alexander Hernandez
stephanie mei huang
Amanda Lee
Lydia Nakashima Degarrod
Elisa Ortega Montilla
Mehregan Pezeshki
Melanie Piech
Ghazal Rahimi
Cenorina Ramirez
Zoe Sandoval
Anna Talhami
Angelica Turner
Rupy Tut
Rochelle Youk

Saturday, February 8

Root Division
1131 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA, 94103


Phone: 415-863-7668
Contact: Renee Rhodes

About Root Division:
A visual arts non-profit that connects creativity & community through a dynamic ecosystem of arts education, exhibitions & studios. We empower artists, foster community service, inspire youth, & enrich the Bay Area through engagement in the visual arts. We are a launching pad for artists, a stepping stone for educators and students, and a bridge for the general public to become art supporters.
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