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Press Release: SOMArts’ Sounds Like Home: Longing and Comfort through Lullabies brings together international artists to examine childhood songs and stories

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager [email protected] SOMArts’ Sounds Like Home: Longing and Comfort through Lullabies brings together international artists to examine childhood songs and stories On View: Thursday, July 16–Sunday, August 22, 2021 June 17, 2021, San Francisco, CA–SOMArts Cultural Center is proud to announce the third and final exhibition of the 2020–2021 Curatorial Residency season. Curated by twin sisters Duygu and Bengü Gün, Sounds Like Home: Longing and Comfort through Lullabies launches with a free virtual reception on July 15, 6–8 PM PST and will be on view in SOMArts’ Main Gallery from [...]

June 17, 2021|

Sounds Like Home: Meet the Artists

Meet the curators Duygu Gün and Bengü Gün are identical twins born and raised in Turkey and they both studied at Boğaziçi University, Business Administration Department. Bengü chose a path in cultural heritage management and wrote her M.A. thesis on Musical Instrument Museums Collection Management Policies with a merit-based scholarship at Koç University. She has consulted the Dubai Culture Foundation on developing their organizational strategies and on how to develop a cultural hub in the United Arab Emirates (2007). Bengü is the director of the Mixer Art Gallery (www.mixerarts.com), which is one of the most dynamic contemporary [...]

May 5, 2021|

Call for Proposals: Día de Los Muertos 2021

CALL FOR PROPOSALS Dreams Emerging, Beyond Resilience: Día de Los Muertos 2021 Submissions due Monday, June 7, 3:00 PM PST Now in its 22nd year, SOMArts’ annual Día de Los Muertos exhibition is one of the most internationally diverse Day of the Dead celebrations in the United States. Founded by beloved San Francisco artist and curator René Yañez, Día de Los Muertos at SOMArts merges traditional altars with contemporary installations, continuing to be a multigenerational gathering of remembrance while asserting the role of art as a platform for collective action. Curated by Rio Yañez and Carolina Quintanilla, Dreams Emerging, Beyond Resilience: Día [...]

May 3, 2021|

LUSH Film Edition celebrates queer filmmaking

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del RosarioCommunications & Partnerships [email protected] LUSH Film Edition celebrates queer filmmaking with Brontez Purnell, Heather María Ács, and Leo Herrera Thursday, April 15, 7:00 PM PST Monday, March 29, 2021, San Francisco, CA–LUSH: A SOMArts Series returns on Thursday, April 15, 7pm PST with a Film Edition featuring clips and conversation centering the disruptive works of Brontez Purnell, Heather María Ács of FemmePower Productions and Leo Herrera. Moderated by SOMArts’ Director of Events and Hard French producer Devon Nandagiri, LUSH Film Edition celebrates the multiplicity of queer histories and futures. “LUSH Film Edition celebrates the [...]

March 31, 2021|

Meet the Artists

Meet the Curators CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art (1984–Present) curatorial residency exhibition is curated by Fátima Ramírez, Mauricio Ramírez, and Josué Rojas, CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art (1984–Present) is a multidisciplinary traveling exhibition that centers U.S. Central American artists living in California as well as across the United States to examine their lived experiences in relation to the impact of mass migration, family separation, and the legacy of political action and solidarity with the people of Central America. As Salvadoran curators raised in the U.S. after our parents fled the Civil War, the curators draw inspiration from the 1984 Artist Call Against U.S. [...]

March 16, 2021|

Press Release: CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art (1984 – Present) uplifts the legacy of Central American solidarity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dara Katrina Del Rosario Communications & Partnerships Manager [email protected] CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art (1984 – Present) uplifts the legacy of Central American solidarity Virtual opening, March 11, 6–8 PM PST Exhibition run, March 10–April 15, 2021 February 18, 2021, San Francisco, CA–SOMArts’ 11th Curatorial Residency season continues with CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art (1984 – Present), launching Wednesday, March 10–April 15, 2021. Curated by Fátima Ramírez, Mauricio Ramírez, and Josué Rojas, CARAVANA: Mobilizing Central American Art (1984–Present) is a multidisciplinary traveling exhibition that centers U.S. Central American artists living in California as well as across [...]

February 18, 2021|
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