Title; Inside out and Outside In (From the series "Entranced"
These women are comfortable in their own skin covered by root vegetables.
The root vegetables symbolize a promise to grow my roots, re-root the self, and grow new as I keep searching for a home!
CLOSING RECEPTION + BABYMAYBE PERFORMANCE
Building Bridges Art Exchange Gallery
Temria Airmet | Beatrizenina ( Beatriz Vasquez) | Courtney Coffey | Letxia Cordova | Brittany Delany
Khalia J. Frazier | Coffee Kang | Charlene Modeste | Labkhand Olfatmanesh
Guest musician: Matt Piper
Coordinator and advisor: Brittany Delany
Guest photographer: Nousha Salimi
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Saturday, July 17th, 2021 Time: 12:00-3:00pm
Location: Parking lot behind Torrance Art Museum
Curator: Labkhand Olfatmanesh
Producer: Rebekah Neel
Featuring work by Chantal Cherry, Jireh Deng, Chiho Harazak,Ruoyi Shi, Shima Tajbakhsh, Rebekah Neel
MiM Gallery is pleased to present It’s NEGATIVE, a group photography exhibition curated by
Featuring work by Alex Turner, Aline Smithson, Jonas Yip, Odette England, Rafael Soldi, Tarrah Krajnak, Tomiko Jones, and Tooraj Khamenehzadeh.
Saturday, April 10- May 29, 2021
Asian Art Museum debuts exciting, emotional short works from West to East Asia — and beyond. After Hope: Videos of Resistance invites audiences to immerse themselves in a new kind of multimedia experience, a series of 54 short videos, from over 60 artists, that explore the role of hope in contemporary art and activism.
After Hope is organized by Abby Chen, head of contemporary art at the Asian Art Museum; Padma Maitland, assistant professor of architectural history and theory at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; and Viv Liu, research assistant for contemporary art at the Asian Art Museum. Part of a three-part project, After Hope: Videos of Resistance showcases how relevant and accessible video artworks convey the power and potential of global solidarity.
September 25, 2020 – December 31, 2021.
Asian Art Museum, Lee Gallery, 200 Larkin St., San Francisco
The South Asian Womxn’s Creative Collective presents
April 1–May 15, 2021
at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
Curated by Grace Aneiza Ali
Encounters features fourteen women from the South Asian diaspora who came together across geographical, cultural, political, and religious boundaries. Working as “artist pairs” and grounded in an ethos of friendship, creative partnership, and community-building, their artworks illuminate shared bonds and histories, reveal personal and political narratives that may have been otherwise unknown or invisible, signal an economy of care, and envision a equitable future in which women thrive.
Workshop by Labkhand Olfatmanesh and Gazelle Samizay part of After Hope Symposium: Future Forms and Alternative Methods
On-Site at the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA Nov 2021
In an effort to find comfort and connectedness through art, architecture, and design, Helms Bakery District in partnership with the Culver City Arts Foundation, is launching Projecting Possibilities, a video installation featuring a new artist each week for 52 weeks, an entire year of rotating digital art exhibitions to celebrate, nourish, support, and promote artists.
That’s one of the most appealing features of “We Are Here / HereWe Are.” The serendipity of art encounters in public places is embedded in ordinary experience. Going into art museums and galleries is certainly gratifying, but these works thrive beyond institutions or the marketplace Certainly, some works can be taxing. Next to the driveway into an abandoned parking garage on a Sherman Oaks side street, Labkhand Olfatmanesh translates a conundrum about natural and social pressures that women encounter. Her installation features a dozen fluid-filled plastic bags, all tied up in a tree with yards of twine. A bag at the top, just out of reach, holds a baby doll, while another at the base is empty, flattened and held down on the ground by a rock. Within the installation’s plain reference to a tree of life, a subtle intimation of violence echoes in the context of abstention fromelevated motherhood. The tree, unsurprisingly, is an evergreen.
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