Breathed…Unsaid…. Opening Reception

What: A night of performance and music exploring cultural diaspora
When: Saturday, March 5 from 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Where: SOMArts Main Gallery
Cost: FREE

Comprised of multiple large-scale sculptural and multimedia installations, including works in fabric, wood and metal, oil and acrylic paintings, mixed-media drawings, and hanging cloth and ready-made object sculptures with olfactory elements, Breathed … Unsaid … is a new month-long exhibition by local curator Katya Min, featuring twenty Bay Area multi-disciplinary artists exploring their personal encounters with cultural diaspora and the experience of living multiple and sometimes disparate lives. Featured local artists include Victor Cartagena, Kevin B. Chen, Taraneh Hemami, Kyoung-ah Kang’s, Alice Könitz , Keba Konte, Chris Novak, Tessie Barrera Scharaga, C. Ree, and Joel B. Tan with collaborator Nicholas Brinkley.

The opening night reception will begin with an introduction by curator Katya Min at 6:30 and will also include a performance by Sasha Baskina in collaboration with Theo Knox and Lily Taylor titled Birds of a Feather involving a physical exploration of love and migration, with music and movement varying between rhythms of tenderness and intensity.  This will be followed by spoken word by Sri Lankan poet Pireeni Sundaralingam and Irish violinist Colm Ó Riain, weaving together poetry and music, to explore the rich interconnections between a host of lyrical traditions that touch on the theme of diaspora.