Night of Disguise

17 Jun

On Friday June 19th, the Seattle Art Museum will be kicking off their newest exhibit Disguise: Masks and Global African Art. There will be live performances, music, art and tours.

Photo by SAM website.

Photo by SAM website.

Performances by:

    • Reifying Desire: Jacolby Satterwhite creates a distorted simulacrum of reality through dance, performance, drawing, and digital media.
    • Experience traditional and contemporary pan-African dance styles with Tongo-born dancer, Al’nuzan.
    • nGangulero: Alejandro Guzman’s family of sculptures catalyze creative misunderstandings and unexpected exchanges in public spaces.
    • Hear spoken word poems form local youth poets exploring themes of identity with Youth Speaks Seattle.
    • ChimaTEK Virtual Chimeric Space: Saya Woolfalk’s installation in Disguise gets activated by The Empathics.
    • The Kissing Mask: Wura-Natashi Ogunji asks, “Who are you kissing, when you kiss a mask?”

Music by DJ Riz and Brian Tang.

Activities include:

    • Disguise in plain sight using cropped facial images and personal flare with artist Tariqa Waters.
    • Catch Nollywood movie trailers, the booming cinema industry in Nigeria.
    • Create a mask with artist Romson Bustillo that covers your mouth and encourages you to look and listen.
    • We all wear masks, whether literal or imaginary. On fabric, respond to Disguise with your experience of wearing a mask with artist Sandra Farmer .
    • Disguise Artists SAM Collection Audio Tour: Listen toDisguise artists discuss works in SAM’s collection. See what these contemporary artists have to say about art from other centuries and cultures.

Tours:

Experience the galleries in new and unexpected ways with tours led by artists in Disguise:

    • Jakob Dwight
    • Emeka Ogboh
    • Brenden Fernandes
    • Alejandro Guzman

This is an all ages event so bring the family and check out SAM’s newest exhibit. For more info click here.

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