The opening of for the sake of dancing in the street at OXY ARTS took place on June 3, 2023. Not to worry if you missed the opening, as the exhibition will run through July 29, 2023.
Art Party & Performance
The collective TCS (Téa Devereaux, Simrin Player, and Chryssa Hadjis) performed an original dance piece commissioned in response to Yasmine Nasser Diaz’s installation, For Your Eyes Only. The performance was set to the FYEO soundtrack composed by Carol Ohair. Live DJ set by Lara Sarkissian. Performance times: 6:30pm & 8pm
About for the sake of dancing in the street
for the sake of dancing in the street is a group exhibition celebrating the interconnectedness of feminist as well as queer resistance. Collectively the work documents and amplifies individual acts of resistance and also historical and ongoing global feminist protest movements. These include the current uprisings in Iran, therefore creating connections between these movements across space and time. Archival materials videos such as zines and posters trace these connections and create new reverberating calls to action. Central to the exhibition is a focus on dance as a liberatory practice, using disruption, joy and irreverence as critical tactics.
The exhibition spotlights artworks by LASTESIS, Morehshin Allahyari and Yasmine Nasser Diaz in conversation with works by Ava Ansari, Geochicas, and also documentation of resistance movements compiled by Caitlin Abadir-Mullally and Raja Bella Hicks. An original print by Entangled Roots Press will be available as a takeaway.
The exhibition and associated programming were conceived and organized in collaboration with OXY ARTS, LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), and Yasmine Nasser Diaz. Exhibition and programming made possible with generous support from the Mellon Foundation, the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts and the Wilhelm Family Foundation.
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On view: June 3, 2023 – July 29, 2023
What: for the sake of dancing in the street
Where: OXY ARTS, 4757 York Boulevard, LA ,90042