Exhibition of Art Inspired by Yuri Kochiyama


“Shifting Movements” includes whose photographs of “From Harlem With Love: A Mural for Yuri and Malcolm,” a mural project inspired by the lives, legacies, and deep friendship between Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X.


“Shifting Movements: Art Inspired by the Life and Activism of Yuri Kochiyama (1921-2014)” will be presented from May 4 to 25 at SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. in San Francisco.

Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday from 12 to 7 p.m., Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m.

Opening reception will be held Thursday, May 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. with special performances by dNaga Dance, Erin O’Brien, Tina Kashiwagi and Susan Almazol. Closing reception will be held Thursday, May 24, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Featured artists: Susan Almazol, Tomie Arai, Sigi Arnejo, Ellen Bepp, Miranda Bergman, Manon Bogerd Wada, Lorraine Bonner, Karen Chew, Lenore Chinn, Jane Yuen Corich, Reiko Fujii, Antonia Grace Glenn, Isabelle Harada, Bob Hsiang, Alison Ho, Nancy Hom, Barbara Horiuchi, Tina Kashiwagi, Duane Kubo, Lucien Kubo, Nina Kuo, Cris Matos, Alizarin Menninga-Fong, Janice Nakashima, Jane Norling, Genevieve Erin O’Brien, Choppy Oshiro, People’s Kitchen Collective, Shizue Seigel, Malik Seneferu, Pallavi Sharma, Alexa Strabuk, Jess X Snow, Renee Tajima-Peña, Cynthia Tom, Laura Ming Wong, Danielle Wright, and The Yuri and Malcolm Mural Project.

Curator: Michelle A. Lee. Jurors: Melorra Green, activist and curator, SOMArts Cultural Center, African American Arts & Culture Complex; Margaret Rhee, feminist poet, new media artist, and scholar (University of Oregon).

Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC) join f