creates an opportunity for artists to reimagine narratives that have been erased by collective hxstories of colonization. Through music, dance, and visual art, the evening long showcase followed by a three weeklong exhibition, aims to cultivate and claim a space for South Asian artists across disciplines, identities, and geographies, in one magic place.
JAGAH's focus is to weave together themes of geography, sense of belonging, and nonlinear diasporic experiences. The Sanskrit word translating to: place - is the manifestation of a multidimensional space for artists to present their sanctuaries and investigate their individual and shared narratives tied to the South Asian experience.
JADOO acts as a dua to the transcestors, allowing South Asian queer and trans folx to build community with their past, present and future ancestors in a space centered on individual and collective conversations on death, grief, and mental illness.
Away from the heteronormative and Eurocentric gaze, the exhibition provides a platform for artists of the South Asian diaspora to examine how their identities serve as a form of resistance by asserting claims to belonging.
Exhibition Open: May 13th, 2019 - May 31st, 2019
Tuesdays-Saturdays - 10 am - 6 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, May 17th, 2019 6pm - 9 pm
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St, San Francisco, CA