Home + Discordance = US
September 15 – October 14, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, September 15 (6-8pm)
Curated by: Jackie Hoysted
Artists: Larry Cook, Heloisa Esceduro, Erin Devine, John Guinan, Jackie Hoysted, Ann Lewis, Tsedaye Makonnen, Carolina Mayorga, Akemi Maegawa, Anna Tsouhlarakis and Helen Zughai
Venue: NYU Washington DC, 1307 L St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Sunday, September 24 -- 2-4.30 pm, film screening of Emerald City, which explores the lives of immigrant Irish construction workers in New York City, followed by a question and answer session, via Skype, with Director Colin Broderick.
Tuesday, October 10 - 6:30-8:30pm, Culture Mix: What is Home, A conversation among a diverse group of DC residents about 'Home' - leaving, returning, becoming and settling. The conversation will be highlighted and illustrated by live poetry readings and live music from DC's diverse artistic community.
All events are free to the public.
Solas Nua, in collaboration with New York University in Washington, DC, is pleased to present Home + Discordance = US, an exhibition that explores the idea of the US as a place of “home”. Typically the word home conjures up an image of warmth, welcome and a place of safety. However, for some that image does not fully hold true; some are less welcome than others, some are less equal and some are less safe.
The exploration of the Irish immigrant experience of defending home, leaving home and making new homes is one frequently addressed in Solas Nua’s programming. This experience is not singular to the Irish but is universal and one that is shared by all communities in the US be they immigrant or indigenous.
In order to explore this theme of “Home + Discordance = US” an exciting group of DC-based artists have been invited to participate in the exhibition. They represent a broad cross-cultural perspective on the exhibition concept, African-American, American, American-Indian, Ethiopian-American, Irish, Brazilian, Lebanese, Colombian, and Japanese.
Curated by: Jackie Hoysted, Solas Nua
Artists: Larry Cook, Heloisa Esceduro, Erin Devine, John Guinan, Jackie Hoysted, Ann Lewis, Tsedaye Makonnen, Carolina Mayorga, Akemi Maegawa, Anna Tsouhlarakis and Helen Zughaib