Wesaam Al-Badry: The Other Language
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Wesaam Al-Badry: The Other Language

Jenkins Johnson Gallery
1275 Minnesota StreetSan FranciscoCA 94107
Free Admission
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Wesaam Al-Badry’s solo exhibition "The Other Language" considers labor, migration, the environment, and notions of otherness in the United States. Inspired by a Kahlil Gibran poem with the same title, "The Other Language" ties together two of Al-Badry’s documentary projects which explore a coal mining town in Appalachia, and migrant workers in the Central Valley. Gibran’s poem presents the idea that every person is born speaking a language that we have to forget in order to be understood by others. In these works, Al-Badry combines methods of investigative journalism and art to ask us to rethink how people deal with tragic circumstances created by corporate avarice. By citing Gibran’s poetry, Al-Badry’s work enters a multidimensional frame, it is at once surface-level and abstract, autobiographical and biographical. Open Tuesday - Saturday 11am- 5pm

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