Longing for Attachment

Jun 20, 2024 | 6 – 8 PM | Free
@ Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St, Ste 290, Oakland, CA (map)


ARTogether and Oakland Asian Cultural Center co-present “Longing for Attachment,” an exhibition curated by Bushra Gill featuring 30+ Bay Area 1st/2nd generation immigrant and refugee artists reflecting on the notion of attachments.

Join us for our Opening Reception on Thursday, June 20 from 6 – 8 PM at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (388 9th St, Ste 290, Oakland, CA).  This event will feature a special dance and song collaboration by Nadhi Thekkek (Nava Dance Theatre) and Roopa Mahadevan.

Learn more about the exhibiting artists here.

As immigrants, refugees, and their descendants, we make choices on what to hold onto and what to let go of when moving to another country or culture. Being too attached to a place or way of being can make it hard to form connections to anything new. But our connection to a place is also related to our quality of life and well-being– it links us to neighborhoods and communities where we have lived.  Anyone who has migrated from another country or grown up in an immigrant family knows these attachments run deep and true, not needing to be present to have a prominent place in our hearts.  

We invite you to join us in reflection of our relationships to attachment, and to celebrate these Bay Area refugee, immigrant, and children of immigrant artists.



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