Miatta Kawinzi, lê thi diem thúy, Sahar Muradi + Laimah Osman
Curated by Amy Halliday and Jocelyn Edens
June 1—October 1, 2017
Public reception June 1, 2017, 5-8pm as part of Amherst Arts Night Plus
Div IV reception June 2, 2017, 5-6.30pm am part of Div IV alumni weekend
Curatorial Tour July 6, August 3 and September 7, 2017, 6pm (with 5-8pm opening hours) as part of Amherst Arts Night Plus
Artist-Poets’ Performance & Panel Discussion September 15, 2017, 5-6.30pm as part of the 5th Annual Amherst Poetry Festival
Of Soil and Tongues unfolded from an invitation to participants to install poetry in three-dimensional space, considering the transmission of their work as a heard, performed, read, graphic, and embodied medium. Three artist-poets/collaboratives – Miatta Kawinzi, lê thi diem thúy, and Sahar Muradi + Laimah Osman—chart paths through language and place in the new multimedia installations developed specially for the exhibition.
Presented through the summer, the exhibition will culminate in a range of events, readings and workshops as part of the 5th annual Amherst Poetry Festival in September, organized by the The Emily Dickinson Museum.