Image: Thick as Thieves (2020), silk rayon fiber etching. AANM Collection 2020.12.00.
Yasmine Nasser Diaz’s first solo exhibition, soft powers, was meant to open March 28, 2020 at AANM. Unfortunately, the exhibition’s public opening remains suspended due to COVID restrictions. However, to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the opening, curated pieces from this exhibition will be on display in AANM’s library windows facing Michigan Ave., at 5 p.m. every Saturday, from March 27 until April 24.
soft powers reflects on coming-of-age nostalgia and Yemeni American girlhood, in a continuation of Diaz’s “Teenage Bedroom” series and new fiber etchings. Diaz addresses subjects familiar to many children of immigrants including code-switching, plural identities and conflicting loyalties. She was an AANM 2020 Artist-in-Residence and Commissioned Artist.
To experience a sister exhibition of Diaz’s bedroom installation, check out For Your Eyes Only, currently on display at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Humanities in Ann Arbor now through April 16.