Monday, November 16, 2009

betty nobue kano at the show "an idea called tomorrow"

From now until March 7th, 2010, Betty Nobue Kano will be featured in CAAM's (California African American Museum) exhibit "An idea called tomorrow" which reflects artists' ideas of what a "civil future" looks like.

An Idea Called Tomorrow-1
A Skirball/CAAM Collaborative Presentation

November 19, 2009 – March 7, 2010

Co-conceived by the California African American Museum and the Skirball Cultural Center as one exhibit split between each institution, An Idea Called Tomorrow is intended to inspire visitors to reflect upon the active role we must all play in bringing about a more just, equitable, and peaceful future. On view at CAAM is An Idea Called Tomorrow-1showcasing works by fifteen contemporary artists imagining what a civil future looks like. Among the artists are Abdelali Dahrouche, Dominique Moody, Joyce Dallal, and Nobue Betty Kano. The artists’ ethnicities and backgrounds are as diverse as their presentations, which address a broad range of social justice issues of both regional and global relevance, such as environmental sustainability, shelter for all, human equity, equal access and respect, healthy living, reconciliation and forgiveness, and cooperation and peace.


As a side note, I had the privilege of helping Dr. Fantone interview Betty Kano for her current research project in Asian American women's art and would just like to say that Kano-san is rich in wisdom and intellect. Her intelligence, introspection, and personal story are all imbibed into her works in such a profoundly political way. I'm in awe!!! Please check her out. :) -T

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