Diasporic Alchemy Opening Reception, March 8, 6–9pm

The Oracle

SOMArts presents Diasporic Alchemy: Transforming Ancestral Traditions into Ritual Futurisms co-curated by Louis Chinn and missTANGQ. The third exhibition in the 2017–2018 season of the SOMArts Curatorial Residency, this group exhibition centers artists whose identities as immigrants, activists, LGBTQ, and people of color inform their experience of diaspora.

Opening with a free public reception on Thursday, March 8, 6–9 pmDisaporic Alchemy will engage audience members in performative and interactive installations that invoke communal celebration and collective ritual-making through storytelling, movement, music and dance.

The opening reception will feature performance activations by Kaley Isabella, India Sky and SAMMAY. In addition, audience members will be invited to engage with five interactive installations, co-creating new rituals for collective expression.

DIASPORIC ALCHEMY
EXHIBITING ARTISTS
Judy Shintani
Kevin Balcora
Lauren Crew
LEXAGON
Louis Chinn
missTANGQ
Mother Tongue
Shamanic Labs
Shilo Shiv Suleman

PERFORMING ARTISTS
Dohee Lee
Gabriel Christian
India Sky
Kaley Isabella
LEXAGON
Majo y la Esotérica Tropical
SAMMAY
The ANiMA Show
Void Sailing

Related Events
Exhibition
March 8–April 5, 2018
Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday 12–7pm & Saturday 12–5pm

SOMArts Social: Talk & Performances by Dr. Meilin Chinn and Dan Doohan aka Void Sailing
Thursday, March 15, 5–9pm

Professor of Chinese philosophy Dr. Meilin Chinn and collaborator Dan Doohan will present a performance lecture and magic show, followed by a site-specific performance by Dohee Lee. Come early for SOMArts Social happy hour with food by La Cocina culinary incubator.

Closing Reception & Performances
Thursday, April 5, 6–9pm

Featuring multi-media music, dance, video and spoken word by LEXAGON, Gabriel Christian, Majo y la Esotérica Tropical and The ANiMA Show, the closing reception will be the final chance to experience the interactive installations in the gallery.

Image credit: Louis Chinn & missTANGQ, The Oracle, image courtesy of the artists.