What: A talk led by artists in the “A Place of Her Own” exhibition
When: Saturday, May 14 from 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Where: SOMArts Main Gallery, 934 Brannan Street (between 8th and 9th)
What Else: More information at www.aplaceofherown.org
A PEEK INTO THE CREATIVE MIND
What were they thinking? Join Choppy Oshiro, Pallavi Sharma, Elizabeth Travelslight, and Vivian Truong as they share their creative process behind their art installations. In conjuction with AAWAA and API Cultural Center‘s 14th United States of Asian America Festival presentation of A PLACE OF HER OWN, an arts exhibition where 23 Asian American women artists respond in thought provoking ways to the question, “If you had a place of your own, what would it be?”
Conceived in 2007, curator Cynthia Tom has developed A PLACE OF HER OWN as a long-term project inspired by the idea of environments for women or encouraging the women to build their own. Across cultures and generations, and through necessity, parental, or cultural training—women have learned to compromise themselves. They set aside their own desires to support others; rarely do women claim a place of their own, metaphorically or physically. What happens when we expand the parameters beyond the concept of a room and discover a place in which the limitations are bound by the imagination and nothing more?