FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC WORD MOTHER TONGUE Closing Reception, April 6

Desiree Holman

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 season of the SOMArts Curatorial Residency.

To celebrate the exhibition’s closing, media artist Desiree Holman and choreographer Melissa Lewis will present a multi-media performance exploring language loss, acquisition and cultural de-centering.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAGIC WORD MOTHER TONGUE
EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Michael Arcega
Tommy Becker
The Bureau of Linguistical Reality
Anita Chang
Christy Chan
Jamil Hellu
Darrin Martin
Cristina Victor
Sasha Petrenko

PERFORMING ARTISTS
Tommy Becker
Christy Chan
Desiree Holman
Melissa Lewis

RELATED EVENTS

Exhibition on view March 9–April 6, 2017
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday 12–7pm & Saturday 12–5pm

www.somarts.org/magicword

Opening Reception
Thursday, March 9, 6–9pm
www.somarts.org/magicwordopening
The opening night celebration features performance activations by The Bureau of Linguistic Reality, Tommy Becker and Christy Chan.

Film Screening & Web Performance
www.somarts.org/magicwordscreening
Saturday, March 18, 1–4pm
Join MAGIC WORD artists and curators for a panel and audience discussion of Tongues of Heaven, Anita Chang’s documentary on threatened languages.

Image credit: “Chicken with Duck Speaking,” Desiree Holman, image courtesy of the artist.