Current Exhibition On View
About the Artists: Nasrin Navab and Nahid Navab, sisters and displaced Iranian artists, capture the struggles of people across time and place through a collection of drawings, installations, paintings, and printmaking. The art of Navab sisters spring from their social and political struggles against forced gender and social identity in both Iran and in the U.S. In bringing together memories, voices, and struggles, the artworks invoke an urgent need for transnational solidarities.
Glo Heart/Displaced Lullaby, a play
Friday, September 22, 7:30pm, University YMCA
1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Welcoming Partner: School for Designing a Society
Join us for the first performance of a play based on Faranak Miraftab’s, “Global Heartland: Displaced Labor, Transnational Lives, and Local Placemaking.” The play aims to show to not-recently-migrant audiences something of the hardship but also contribution to the US/Illinois/Beardstown made by migrant workers; and to present to migrant audiences some form of witness to what they have gone through and a fundamental message of acceptance and welcome. Would you like to act in the play? View the casting call here and here (en español).
This exhibition is co-sponsored by the Insurgent Midwest: Transnational Dialogues for a Humane Urbanism project of the Humanities without Wall Consortium. It is held in conjuncture with the symposium titled “Constructing Solidarities for a Humane Urbanism: Ethics, Politics and Challenges in Crossing “Boundaries” held at the UIUC campus on Sept 9 and 10, 2017. For more see: https://insurgentmidwest.wordpress.com/events/
About Art @ the Y
Some of the most profound insight, critique, and creative thinking around the issues which comprise the mission of the Y happen in and around the arts. Art @ the Y seeks to engage issues of social justice, international understanding, environmental activism, faith and cultural understanding through quality arts programming. Art @ the Y includes a revolving exhibition space in Murphy Gallery on the first floor of the University YMCA. All Art @ the Y events are free and open to the public.
Recent Gallery Talk
Art @ the Y presents: "Landscapes: Inherited, Revised, Restored"
Murphy Gallery Talk | May 2017
Murphy Gallery at the Y
1001 S. Wright Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
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