Opening Night Reception:
September 15th, 6-8 pm.
Exhibition runs through October 14th.
Solas Nua, the DC-based organization dedicated to contemporary Irish arts, partners with Glucksman Ireland House NYU, NYU Washington, DC & The John Brademas Center of NYU on a crosscultural visual arts exhibition. The central theme is to explore the idea of the US as a place of “home”, recognizing that this experience is not singular to the Irish but is universal and one that is shared by all immigrant communities.
Solas Nua, in collaboration with the NYU Brademas Center and NYU Washington, DC is pleased to present Home + Discordance = US, an exhibition that explores the idea of the US as a place of "home". Typically the word home conjures up an image of warmth, welcome and a place of safety. However, for some that image does not fully hold true; some are less welcome than others, some are less equal and some are less safe.
The exploration of the Irish immigrant experience of defending home, leaving home and making new homes is one frequently addressed in Solas Nua’s programming. This experience is not singular to the Irish but is universal and one that is shared by all communities in the US be they immigrant or indigenous.
This exhibition and series has been made possible by the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, Glucksman Ireland House of New York University, and the Embassy of Ireland.
Curated by: Jackie Hoysted
Artists: Larry Cook, Heloisa Esceduro, Erin Devine, John Guinan, Jackie Hoysted, Ann Lewis, Tsedaye Makonnen, Carolina Mayorga, Akemi Maegawa, Anna Tsouhlarakis and Helen Zughai