Third Culture Kids: Nuveen Barwari and Beizar Aradini at Versa TN

burnaway talk with joe nolan : https://burnaway.org/third-culture-kids/

Beizar Aradini  Three Women Thread, cotton, canvas, beads 2019

Beizar Aradini
Three Women
Thread, cotton, canvas, beads
2019

Nuveen Barwari  Nan u Mast (bread and yogurt)  fabric, cardstock, thread, canvas  2018

Nuveen Barwari
Nan u Mast (bread and yogurt)
fabric, cardstock, thread, canvas
2018

Nuveen Barwari  chasing the american dream rug, oil paint, paper 2019

Nuveen Barwari
chasing the american dream
rug, oil paint, paper
2019

installation shot

installation shot

Nuveen Barwari  flaming hot 1/4 rug, hot cheeto bags 2019

Nuveen Barwari
flaming hot 1/4
rug, hot cheeto bags
2019

installation shot

installation shot

Nuveen Barwari  Just because you can't find kurdistan on the map doesn't mean it isn't real ink, fabric 2019

Nuveen Barwari
Just because you can't find kurdistan on the map doesn't mean it isn't real
ink, fabric
2019

Beizar Aradini  Family Ties  Thread  2018-2019

Beizar Aradini
Family Ties
Thread
2018-2019

installation shot  Nuveen Barwari  rug board, Lit rug

installation shot
Nuveen Barwari
rug board, Lit rug


Beizar Aradini  holding on while letting go  thread, tea dye, canvas, acrylic  2018

Beizar Aradini
holding on while letting go
thread, tea dye, canvas, acrylic
2018

installation shot

installation shot

North Nashville Now opening reception at the Frist Art Museum

photos taken by Nashville based photographer Deshawn Lewis at the Murals of North Nashville Now opening reception at the Frist Art Museum.

Exhibition is open until January 5, 2020

nashville scene link: https://www.nashvillescene.com/arts-culture/cover-story/article/21082118/a-new-exhibition-at-the-frist-shows-that-north-nashville-contains-multitudes

left: courtney adair johnson , issac johnson, nuveen, marlos e’van

left: courtney adair johnson , issac johnson, nuveen, marlos e’van

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THIRD CULTURE KIDS AT VERSA GALLERY, CHATTANOOGA, TN

Third culture kids are those that spent a significant portion of their developmental years in a culture other than their parents’. The third culture being the culture that the person creates for themselves as an amalgamation of their parents’ culture and the culture of their location. This exhibition is a reflection of Nuveen Barwari and Beizar Aradini identities as third culture kids/adults. Both artists reflect on familial and societal experiences as they strive to connect to their heritage as female Kurdish immigrants in modern day America.

Opening: Saturday, August 24th  6:00-10:00 pm  August 24- September 7, 2019  Versa Gallery  1918 Union Ave.  Chattanooga, TN

Opening: Saturday, August 24th

6:00-10:00 pm

August 24- September 7, 2019

Versa Gallery

1918 Union Ave.

Chattanooga, TN

dear digital diary,

Some of the happiest memories I have of living in kurdistan were of going to fabric stores with my mom every week. Even if we didn’t buy anything ... we enjoyed just walking around soaking in all the colors , feeling the different textures... fabrics have become such a huge part of my practice and this is why. ima make my way back there soon but meanwhile you’ll see a lot of homesickness in my work / posts hashtag enjoy my pain

LEGENDS NEVER DIE || from the fufuhero collection

Special Collection Between Contemporary Artist’s Nuveen Barwari & Marlos E’van. Each piece is hand designed, one of its kind.

Their mission is to promote cross cultural collaborations in the arts while also addressing social justice issues related to history, culture, and activism.

Being minorities in America they both share a common interest in mcdonalds, coca cola, and examining their past and present histories both in the united states and over seas.

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Third Culture Kids || Nuveen Barwari and Beizar Aradini

Third Culture Kids is a collaborative collection between Nuveen Barwari and Beizar Aradini.

Third culture kids (TCK) are those that spent a significant portion of their developmental years in a culture other than their parents’. The third culture is the culture that the person creates for themselves as an amalgamation of their parents’ culture and the culture of their country. This collection is a reflection of Barwari and Aradini as their identities as third culture kids. 

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I WANT THEM NOW.

Sometimes, living in this busy world, we forget to honor people for who they are while they are still alive. I have lost people that are close to me by either death, borders, or time; which is what sparked the latest shirt. I WANT THEM NOW is a limited run of screen printed tee shirts made/printed by me out of my studio based out of Tennessee, USA.

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David Anderson || Have You Been Looking At Art Lately? Great. Me Too.

Blessed dirt cursing no one

Birds loving rain

Weeds becoming flowers in coke cans

Big hole where my house was and a ring of mushrooms

Hid my soul in every crack and crevice, always catching a glimpse

The River runs

Cake and alcohol covered in snow

Cosmos, an animal god and a jealous compass

Power enough to see that its over and under, in between

To begin again, anew, covered in morning water drops

Dew covers my breathing

Feeling every season unfold into a presence

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Have You been Looking At Art Lately? Aminah VanArsdale

Aminah VanArsdale
Belmont University '19
Studio Art Major
Black Student Association Social Events Chair

ink on bristol  screenprint

ink on bristol

screenprint

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ink on bristol

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ink on vellum  screenprint

ink on vellum

screenprint

Thirty-five days. The longest government shutdown in history was recently ended after Thirty-five days. Thirty-five days no paychecks. Thirty-five days of wondering if you would be able to pay your next electric bill. Thirty-five days of making what food you had in your home stretch, because you didn't know when you would be able to buy some more. Thirty-five days of anger. Thirty-five days of hurt. Thirty-five days of frustration. Thirty-five days unpaid. Thirty-five days! Thirty-five days of arguing. Thirty-five days of stalemate. Thirty-five days of Congress members being paid when their constituents were not. Thirty-five days of discomfort. Thirty-five days of bickering. Thirty-five days of regret from the people who put this man in office.Thirty-five days of whining about a wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for. Thirty-five days of lies. Thirty-five days of disappointment. Disappointment that a slab of concrete was more important than your newborn getting their formula. Disappointment that a slab of concrete was more important than you running water in your house, or food to eat. Disappointment. For thirty-five days.

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follow Aminah at : @aminahvart

Matt Christy || Have You Been Looking at Art Lately? GREAT. This Is What I Have been Looking At

Post from the Artist:

Paper stop motion animation has been a side project, tangent to my painting habits for several years. It combines my tendency towards narrative with my other tendency towards complex images and collage. Constructed out of cut paper and carefully moved centimeter by centimeter each animation takes lot of time to make. Often a bit grotesque, the animations are allegorical narratives that deal with some unfriendly parts of life.  

paper animation that tells the story of a man, a woman, and a monkey. When a woman brings home a monkey to live in a giant cage in the middle of their living room an aggressive territorialism quickly develops between the man and the monkey. Ultimately, he is left trapped in the cage when the monkey escapes and swallows the key.

Based on a series of drawings that all feature a figure hiding under a rock, Limestone, follows this anonymous character through a series of rapidly changing stages, from celebratory, to tragic or fortunate.

This is a short hand drawn paper animation shot on 8mm. Thanks to Jack Ryan and Chris Michlig for helping me do this one. Made in 2015.

This is a paper animation where dogs and doghands eat each other in a landscape of waste.

Beizar Aradini || HAVE YOU BEEN LOOKING AT ART LATELY? GREAT ME TOO.

Artist Statement

Beizar Aradini

instagram: beizar

Never Forget Your Native Tongue

Never Forget Your Native Tongue

Kurdish people are one of the largest ethnic groups with no state of their own. Many Kurds have been forcibly displaced through decades of political turmoil. In 1988, my family and thousands of Kurds fled Northern Iraq to escape the tragedies of war under Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship. Never identified within society or given any record of their existence, my parents fled their homes for a chance at freedom. Four years after their escape, I was born in a refugee tent draped with layers of torn and worn out fabrics amidst the jagged and uncertain brown peaks of Southern Turkey.

Daily Routines

Daily Routines

My work is a collection of research on issues of identity related to cultural practices and experiences of the Kurdish diaspora. Primarily using fibers and textiles, I challenge myself with different processes such as embroidery and weaving to convey these concepts.

I Can Still Feel the Fresh Hot Na'an on My Tongue

I Can Still Feel the Fresh Hot Na'an on My Tongue

My current studio practice involves a couple of ongoing series; one is embroidering portraits that depict Kurdish people in their everyday lives. The other series is embroidered tapestries with modernized motifs usually seen as linear symbols in traditional Kurdish tapestries and rugs. By threading the needle, I pursue to bridge the cultural gap I experienced as an adolescent being raised as a Kurdish-American.

Bevy 2019

Will be up June 1st - July 27th, 2019 at Julia Martin Gallery in Nashville, TN check it out

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NYKEE AFTER SUNSET || FUFUHERO COLLECTION

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Special Collection Between Contemporary Artist’s Nuveen Barwari & Marlos E’van. Each piece is hand designed, one of its kind.

Their mission is to promote  cross cultural collaborations in the arts while also addressing social justice issues related to history, culture, and activism.

Being minorities in America they both share a common interest in mcdonalds, coca cola, and examining  their past and present histories both in the united states and over seas.

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Marlos E’van || multidisciplinary artist

Marlos E’van Multidisciplinary Artist

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Hi, Im Marlos E’van; and artist from Mississippi that now lives & works in Nashville. For the past 4 years, I’ve been a freelance artist and continue to thrive in that manner which allows me to remain an artist and put my all into my work. I’m sure you’ve seen my photo by now and realized that I happen to be Black/Brown. I say it this way because as a person of color, I’m doing my part to step away from the old system of categorizing myself as a “Black Artist”. To me, and countless others, being labeled by your ethnicity first is a way to marginalize & keep you in a box; which we no longer want to participate in. Don’t get me wrong, I love the fact that I'm a POC (person of color), an artist, and a community member that hopes to inspire others that either look like me or comes from a culture that’s constantly being erased &/or oppressed.


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At the moment, my work talks about things from our everyday life, such as; Food (because I love it), Guns, Racism, Classissim, etc. I use painting, film making, performance art, and various other mediums as a form of communication to have conversation about these issues/ideas.


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One of the things I hope to accomplish thru my work, is to act as a bridge between different cultures, ideas, age groups, and communities; allowing us all to realize that we’re neighbors and it’s ok to learn, work, and grow together.

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Follow @marlosevan on instagram