#BLM@12G: Masterminding Our Ordered Rage
CURATED BY: Atif Sheikh
SHOW: May 5 - June 24, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION WITH ARTISTS: Friday May 5th, 6-8:30
GALLERY HOURS: Wed - Sat: 11-5 and by appointment.
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This group show is the culmination of a series of monthly workshops, which have taken place at 12G to encourage collaboration and live performance. Inspired by Yolanda Wisher's poem From Imhotep's Kundalini, the artists participating in this Art Intervention explore from diverse angles and mediums the devastating American landscape strewn with the detritus of Black lives. It is the same landscape of systematic yet coolly indifferent state violence against Black people that generations of South Asian Americans also call home, immigrant and non-immigrant. #BLM@12G hopes to unflinchingly explore the concrete difference in "context, experience and oppression" in the various Black and Desi lives at stake by examining the ways in which we collectively participate in [anti-Black racism], even unintentionally" and by exploring the interplay between Black Lives Matter and other social justice movements in the South Asian context. Opening to feature poetry performances.
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4th Annual Gala
saturday, April 1, 2017| 7-10PM
Join us for our 4th annual fundariser. This year's theme is "Flower Power - Make Love Not War". With a cocktail reception, buffet dinner provided by La Peg, live performances, an inspired art auction, and of course many friends, family, and art lovers.
Through a unique and thought-provoking atmosphere,
Twelve Gates Arts aims to showcase international, multidisciplinary arts
bound by the sensibilities of a diasporic identity.
We seek to create and promote projects in our community
that cross geographic and cultural boundaries.