Jade Wave Rising Exhibit

What is power? Who wields it? How can it be owned, contested, and exercised? For Asian women whose embodiment of power has culturally been limited to either Dragon Lady, Lotus Blossom or Tiger Mom, these questions are ever more prevalent. The true definition of power remains elusive and open to inquiry.

Curated by Yeu Q Nguyen, Jade Wave Rising: Portraits of Power celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander woman agency and resilience in a multitude of manifestations. Jade is a rare mineral imbued with different metaphysical and cultural meanings, used since prehistoric times to adorn objects associated with power such as ceremonial daggers, jewelry, and crowns. Using jade as an allusion to more diverse definitions of power, the exhibition pays homage to overlooked AAPI historical figures and establishes new legacies of leadership for a more equitable future for women everywhere.

Co-Presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center as part of the 26th annual United States of Asian America Festival: REIMAGINING HORIZONS.

 

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WHEN

Opening Reception
Thursday, April 27, 2023
6:00 – 9:00 PM

Exhibit
April 27 – May 21, 2023G

Gallery Hours
Thursdays – 3:00-7:30 PM
Fridays – 12:00–7:30 PM
Sat – Sun – 12:00–5:00 PM

 

WHERE

SOMArts Cultural Center
934 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103
(Virtual Gallery Coming Soon)

 

Date

Apr 27 2023 - May 21 2023
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Location

SOMArts
SOMArts
934 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Website
https://somarts.org
Category

Organizer

Asian American Women Artists Association
Asian American Women Artists Association
Phone
415-251-7433
Email
info@aawaa.net
Website
https://www.aawaa.net

AAWAA's mission is to advance the visibility and recognition of Asian American Women in the Arts.

Other Organizers

Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center
Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center
Phone
415-829-9467
Email
info@apiculturalcenter.org
Website
https://www.apiculturalcenter.org/
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