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.


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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