Events

Salome El at The Ramp Gallery

SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA

Salome El Higher Self November 9th, 2022 – February 6th, 2023 Featured image: Embrace About the exhibition Higher self is a photo based mix media self portraiture exploration. At the base, Salome El uses themselves to create narratives encompassed in wax to explore their dealings with depression and general state of being. This body of work marks a crossover for them, as they are moving [...]

The Indigo Project Opening Reception

As part of SOMArts' 12th Curatorial Residency season, The Indigo Project opens with a free, all-ages exhibition unveiling on December 9, 6–9 PM PST. Curated by Bushmama Africa and Isha Rosemond, this landmark multidisciplinary exhibition centers Black artists and their stories as means to combat the erasure of African American history, culture, and creativity. Informed by academic research, decades of traditional African spiritual initiation, and the ethics of communal collaboration, The Indigo Project unravel narratives that [...]

The Indigo Project

Curated by Bushmama Africa and Isha Rosemond, The Indigo Project is a this landmark multidisciplinary exhibition centers Black artists and their stories as means to combat the erasure of African American history, culture, and creativity. The Indigo Project remembers the stories of African Diaspora history that have been dismembered from our collective memories: “indigo” as healing, as the Earth, as adornment, as connection; “project” as in a spiritual assignment intentionally planned to fulfill a specific [...]

The Indigo Project: Denim Camp

SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA

On Saturday, January 14, The Indigo Project curators Bushmama Africa and Isha Rosemond will lead a free, all-ages Denim Camp! Learn about ancestral memory practices and sustainability through denim textiles. Participants are welcome to bring denim clothing to upcycle and materials made from this workshop will be part of the online, exhibition archive. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements! Artist credit: Abayomi Anil, Untitled, 2020. Image courtesy of the artist.

Free

The Indigo Project: Ancestral Reverence Revival Artist Panel

SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA

“Ancestral Reverence Revival” is an artist talk and communal conversation with the participating artists of The Indigo Project focusing on their creative relationships between their histories, the materials they use, and the revolutionary practice of ritual performance found across the African Diaspora. Led by Ayitian-American independent curator and Black Queer Artivist, Isha Rosemond and Independent Curator and Lucumi Priestess, Bushmama Africa, “Ancestral Reverence Revival” seeks to answer the question: “How do Black artists honor then, [...]

Free

Muni Raised Me

SOMArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA

The second exhibition of SOMArts' 12th Curatorial Residency season and curated by Meymey Lee, Sasha Vu, and Celi Tamayo-Lee, Muni Raised Me is a love letter to working-class San Francisco and an exploration of belonging; to a land that is not ours, that we will never own, but that we owe. Stay tuned for upcoming exhibition and program announcements CuratorsMeymey LeeSasha VuCeli Tamayo-Lee Opening ReceptionFebruary 23, 2023, 6–9PM PST About SOMArts' [...]

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