Solas Nua Presents Home + Discordance = US

By Editorial Team on September 13, 2017

Fri, 15 September 2017 - Sat, 14 October 2017

Photo courtesy of NYU Washington DC.
Opening Reception: Friday, September 15 from 6pm to 8pm

Solas Nua, in collaboration with New York University, Washington, DC, is pleased to present Home + Discordance = US , an exhibition that explores the idea of the US as a place of “home”. Typically the word home conjures up an image of warmth, welcome and a place of safety. However, for some that image does not fully hold true; some are less welcome than others, some are less equal and some are less safe.

The exploration of the Irish immigrant experience of defending home, leaving home and making new homes is one frequently addressed in Solas Nua’s programming. This experience is not singular to the Irish but is universal and one that is shared by all communities in the US be they immigrant or indigenous.

In order to explore this theme of Home + Discordance = US an exciting group of DC-based artists have been invited to participate in the exhibition. They represent a broad cross-cultural perspective on the exhibition concept, African-American, American, Brazilian, Colombian, Ethiopian-American, Native American, Mexican-American, Irish, Lebanese and Japanese.


  • artwork in the reception area and lower theater level
  • live artist performances by Heloisa Escudero and Tsedaye Makonnen wit musician Kumera Genet
  • light refreshments


  • video essay, Normalcy in the States, by Hoesy Corona
  • storytelling by Sheldon Scott
  • interactive call and response poetry by Holly Bass
  • video animation, The Time Has come… by René Treviño

Curated by:

  • Jackie Hoysted
  • Solas Nua


  • Holly Bass
  • Hoesy Corona
  • Heloisa Escudero
  • Erin Devine
  • John Brendan Guinan
  • Jackie Hoysted
  • Ann Lewis
  • Tsedaye Makonnen
  • Akemi Maegawa
  • Carolina Mayorga
  • Sheldon Scott
  • René Treviño
  • Anna Tsouhlarakis
  • Helen Zughaib


  • Monday – Sunday: 10am to 9pm

NYU Washington DC is located at 1307 L St NW.