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SOMArts Cultural Center: Bay Area Deaf Arts
January 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
BAY AREA DEAF ARTS Curated by Antoine Hunter January 14–February 21, 2021 To learn more: somarts.org/event/bada Bay Area Deaf Arts celebrate and center the art forms and cultural expression historically rooted in the Deaf community, raising Deaf awareness in non-Deaf populations, and inviting collaboration between Hearing and Deaf artists. Curated by renowned performer and activist Antoine Hunter for SOMArts’ Curatorial Residency program, this exhibition asks us: Where are the voices of Deaf and Deaf people of color? What truths are we willing to listen to? Do you know they have more to show than just talking about Deaf culture itself? “A pattern of light emerges through my comprehension of a patina of understanding of my traumatic childhood, identity crisis, and adulthood journey; though fragmented, vivid, and without resolution. I seek to make the world brighter, more colorful, joyful, and to give the viewer an optimistic outlook and help deal with the negativity in the world,” shares artist Jon Kastrup. This exhibition celebrates the shared language of the Bay Area Deaf community, American Sign Language (ASL). Hunter invites audiences to listen and learn about Deaf arts, Deaf Queer arts, Deaf BIPOC arts, Deaf women arts, Deaf with disabilities, and more. The virtual gallery and accompanying programs are open to both Deaf and Hearing community members in any location around the world. 〰️ EXHIBITING ARTISTS Antoine Hunter ASL Love clare cassidy Deepa Agarwal Drago Renteria Gungaa Tuvshinbat Jon Kastrup Orkid Sassouni CURATOR Antoine Hunter