FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC WORD MOTHER TONGUE Artist Interview: Jamil Hellu

              “I”, 2016,  Jamil Hellu. Image courtesy of the artist.  Where and how did the idea for “I” originate? Although I am of Syrian descent, I did not learn Arabic growing up. With the …

Bureau of Linguistic Reality performance

FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC WORD MOTHER TONGUE, March 9–April 6, 2017

FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC WORD MOTHER TONGUE is a poly-lingual exhibition, featuring artists and performers investigating the relationships between language, culture and identity. Curated by The New Urban Naturalists, FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC WORD MOTHER TONGUE (MAGIC WORD) is the third and final exhibition in the …

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Sean Anomie in The Ramp Gallery, March 14–April 15, 2017

Forms of Continuity is an ongoing long-exposure photography series by Sean Anomie, showing the headlights and taillights of automobiles passing by at night in various environments.  All photos in the current set were taken Oct 6, 2016, on Kezar Drive …

The News Webpage image April 2017

The News Presents National Queer Arts Festival Preview, April 4

On the first Tuesday of each month, SOMArts Cultural Center presents The News, featuring new, queer work by Bay Area artists. The News is a monthly cabaret evening that spotlights 10-minute or less performance pieces, experiments, and works in progress …

Desiree Holman

FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC WORD MOTHER TONGUE Closing Reception, April 6

FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC WORD MOTHER TONGUE is a poly-lingual exhibition, featuring artists and performers investigating the relationships between language, culture and identity. Curated by The New Urban Naturalists, FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC WORD MOTHER TONGUE (MAGIC WORD) is the third and final exhibition in the 2016–2017 …

Pièce de RESISTance

SOMArts presents the Pièce de RESISTance, April 22

Welcome to the Pièce de RESISTance! On Saturday, April 22, SOMArts teams up with curator Kelly Lovemonster to transform our Main Gallery into a one-night-only art party and contemporary renaissance ball to benefit the cultural oasis under the 101 freeway known as SOMArts. …

The Masquerade 4 Prince, April 29, 7–8 pm

SOMArts is proud to partner with Global Street Dance Masquerade artistic director Rashad Pridgen to present The Masquerade 4 Prince on Saturday, April 29. Beginning at the Luggage Store Gallery (1007 Market Street, San Francisco) at 7:00 pm, this site-specific performance …

Jamil Hellu

FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC WORD MOTHER TONGUE Film Screening, March 18

FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC WORD MOTHER TONGUE is a poly-lingual exhibition, featuring artists and performers investigating the relationships between language, culture and identity. Curated by The New Urban Naturalists, FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC WORD MOTHER TONGUE (MAGIC WORD) is the third and final exhibition in the 2016–2017 …