soft powers Guided Tour + Artist Talk
Date(s) - 03/31/2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Arab American National Museum
- Arab Art
- Arab Artists
- Middle East Institute
- Middle Eastern
- Middle Eastern artists
Arab American National Museam
DEARBORN MICHIGAN EVENT
6:30-8 p.m. ET Thursday, March 31, 2022
soft powers Guided Tour + Artist Talk with Yasmine Nasser Diaz
In-person at AANM Main Floor Gallery
Purchase in-person tickets
Museum Members: $10
General Public: $15
Join multimedia artist Yasmine Nasser Diaz for a guided tour and talk of her solo exhibition, soft powers, which reflects on coming-of-age nostalgia and Yemeni American girlhood. The talk will be followed by a guided tour of AANM’s Core Galleries.
This exhibition features never-before-shown fiber etchings and a site-specific installation that is a continuation of her “Teenage Bedroom” series. Diaz addresses subjects familiar to many children of immigrants including code-switching, plural identities and conflicting loyalties. Diaz was an AANM Artist-in-Residence in March of 2020, and Commissioned Artist.
All AANM guests are required to show proof of full vaccination, remain masked, and fill out a health screening form upon check-in in order to attend this event.
For questions, e-mail Kathryn Grabowski at KGrabowski@accesscommunity.org.
Yasmine Nasser Diaz navigates overlapping tensions around religion, gender, and third-culture identity using personal archives, found imagery and various media on paper as well as installation. Born and raised in Chicago to parents who immigrated from the highlands of southern Yemen, her mixed media work often reflects personal histories of the opposing cultures she was raised within. She has exhibited and performed at spaces including the Brava Theater in San Francisco, the Torrance Art Museum, Charlie James Gallery, and Station Beirut. Diaz is a 2019 California Community Foundation Visual Artist Fellow with works included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The University of California Los Angeles, and The Poetry Project Space in Berlin. She lives and works in Los Angeles
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