Each of us has our unique understanding of the word mother. Children are raised by their birth mothers - or sometimes not at all. Some have mothers who adopted them or grow up in foster care. Some have grandmothers, aunts, big sisters, or family friends raising us. Sometimes there is no mother but a male figure who mothers. For some mother is a distant concept: a memory, a hope, an unmet need. For some, nature is the most powerful definition of mother. Artworks of artists who broadly work with concepts including caregiving, nature, birth, re-birth, new mothers, mothers who lost their children, mourning mothers, childless mothers, surrogate mothers, birth mothers, foster care, or adoption will be on view at the Kyoto Shibori Museum, Kyoto, Japan, and will be open to the public from December 6th to December 20th, 2023.
Ongoing Conversation: Working Our Way Home Group mix-media exhibition, an exhibit curated by Soude Dadras on view at Roswell Visual Arts Center, May 2022
Ongoing Conversation: Drawn Together+ an exhibit curated by Soude Dadras on view from Sept 9 - Nov 9, 2021
Ongoing Conversation: Abyss, an art exhibit curated by Soude Dadras on view at Roswell City Hall from June 1 to July 30, 2021.
Ongoing Conversation: Relics an exhibit curated by Soude Dadras on view at Roswell Visual Arts Center, April 9th - April 30th, 2021
Ongoing conversation represents more than 1,000 artists from 23 countries and counting
Ongoing Conversation is a platform for showcasing artists from different backgrounds in venues around the world. Ongoing Conversation's mission is “to bring together disparate voices in the visual arts through an international purview in order to examine cross-cultural similarities of the human condition".
Relics: stories from the past will be on view from April 9th -April 30th, 2021. The exhibition will be held at Roswell Visual Art Center, GA and will feature artists from Iran, the Netherlands, Belarus, Turkey, and the United States.