Shifting Movements: Art Inspired by Life and Activism of Yuri Kochiyama (1921-2014) is a multimedia exhibition, organized by the Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA), illuminating the legacy of intersectional revolutionary activist Yuri Kochiyama through a visual art exhibition of works that highlight the values and themes that guided her. A Japanese American internment survivor who was later instrumental to the Japanese American redress and reparations movement, Kochiyama was one of the few Asian/Pacific Islander American women activists to achieve national prominence. Planned for May 2017 at SF’s SOMArts Cultural Center, with support from the Smithsonian APA Center, the exhibition will also provide biographical frameworks including a timeline putting her life in historical context, items from the Kochiyama archive (personal letters, notebooks, posters, etc.), as well as books and oral history material documenting her life.
Artworks will be submitted by a competitive jurying process led by independent curator Melorra Green and poet/new media artist/scholar Margaret Rhee. More information available here and attached.