Exhibition Description: Earth & Place/Roots & Movement explores the works of queer Chinese diasporic artist Jess X Snow and Filipino American artist Kill Joy. Through films, liberation graphics, community–created murals, poetry and installation, the works imagine healing in the aftermath of violence and transnational worlds without borders.
Drawn from their ancestors, lands of origin, and speculative visions, these multimedia works create visions of abolition, feminism and mutual care. Bridging the historical intersections of art and social movements, this exhibit plants seeds of coalition–building across the Asian diaspora. In collaboration with New Orleans–based Palestinian organizer and poet, Amira A, the exhibit includes an interactive altar offering a healing space to help the viewer keep Gaza alive in their hearts and examine the ways their own struggles can be entwined with Palestinian liberation.
Artist talks and an opening reception will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The artist talks will be at 5 p.m. in the Austin Reading Room in the Nicholson Library. The opening reception, with a poetry reading by Jess X Snow, and light refreshments and wine will follow from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the gallery. We look forward to seeing you there!