URBAN x INDIGENOUS (UxI) is a multi-disciplinary, inter-generational convening of artists, activists, incubators, scholars, and community members to honor our ancestors in a society which is driven by the act of leaving them behind. Envisioned by "hip hop dance artist and indigenous arts advocate," Samantha "SAMMAY" Dizon, this event invites the next generation of movers, shakers, and believers to remember those who lived before us so that we may breathe in the life force of today. In its second year, UxI will explore the theme "Remember Our Place?" which speaks to the dismal hxstory of native peoples being forced out of their lands while calling out the modern-day exodus, popularly known as gentrification. Through performance activation, visual arts exhibition, and cyphers - UxI will uncover the state of the [email protected] community's displacement in San Francisco and draw parallels to the homebased struggle of the Lumads in Mindanao, Philippines. Together, we will ask the questions which spark and cultivate an inclusive space of dialogue and exploration where we will deepen our understanding of the injustice that has been done to our people - from Mindanao to the Bay Area.
URBAN x INDIGENOUS: Remember Our Place? will take place on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at SOMArts Bay Gallery - presented by Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center with support from SOMArts Cultural Center as part of the 19th Annual United States of Asian America Festival: Civil Dis(place)ment.
Centered on the API-experience but in alliance with all indigenous peoples, URBAN x INDIGENOUS aims to unite cultural and urban performance-based artists and strengthen the network of urban-indigenous artists towards collective action through arts as activism.
EXHIBITING VISUAL ARTISTS:
Samantha Javier Curl
Toi Wāhine Collective
PERFORMANCE ACTIVATIONS BY:
Makha & Tria Blu Wakpa
Gerardo Omar Marin
Kristine Sinajon & Kulintronica
Parangal Dance Company
General Admission $10
Support the Artist $20
Interested in volunteering/vendoring/sponsoring at this year's UxI? Drop us a line at [email protected]!
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URBAN x INDIGENOUS is supported by the SOMArts Cultural Center’s Affordable Space Program, which provides subsidized, large-scale affordable space and technical assistance to nonprofits. SOMArts receives support from the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Community Arts and Education Program with funding from Grants for the Arts/The Hotel Tax Fund.
The mission of SOMArts is to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures. To find out about SOMArts classes, events and exhibitions, please visitwww.somarts.org.
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