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صدى خرائط غربتي : Hana Almilli

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dec 02

Mon, Dec 2 2019, 12PM - Fri, Dec 6 2019 5PM View map
5212 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94618

Part of event series: Fall 2019 Senior Exhibitions

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Textiles program

Event description

صدى خرائط غربتي

Topographical Desires

Ghorba; a word in Arabic that describes the alienation I have been longing to define. That feeling of culture shock, loneliness, and homesickness swarming everywhere and anywhere. Being a citizen of nowhere I have been constantly defined by topography and its alienness. Every piece of me has felt that I needed to belong somewhere but have been longing for somewhere else, a home for my soul. In these past few years, I have found that textiles have been the place where I belong, where that feeling of estrangement disappears. The act of embroidering, dyeing, and shaping my textiles as if they were self portraits was almost an act of shaping a home and my own geography. Within these pieces I lay the map of belonging, the map of being found. Within these pieces I map my true self.

Entry details

Isabelle Percy West Gallery
Free and open to the public
Opening reception: Wed., Dec. 4, 5:30-7:30pm
Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 12:00-5:00pm; Closed Saturday & Sunday