This is happening on Thursday, April 18. If you don’t feel like getting your hands a lil’ dirty, no worries. Observe the craft action from the sidelines and cheer on your favorite team (colors versus textures!). Cash bars will be serving drinks, the terracotta galleries will be open, and Velvet Einstein will be the DJ on deck. All for just $10.
May the best crafter win!
At our August 23 after-hours MATCHA event, Dohee Lee illuminated Korean shamanism (interacting with spirits) through her own particular multi-disciplinary framework.
The first photo was a true wow moment. During a mini-performance, Lee sat down next to this fellow, a gent with a visitor guide in his lap, and what ensued was some great visitor participation. He went along with whatever she threw his way, and did not flinch when she got extremely close to his face, noses touching. The tension and suspense was great. When she opened her hat contraption, he took off his hat.
Photos by Quincy Stamper.
Tonight’s MATCHA event is all about shamanism: a form of interacting with the spirit world. Our haunting exhibition Phantoms of Asia explores this a bit, so it only makes sense that we would have an after-hours event that delves deeper into the topic.
Dohee Lee will be performing a richly layered piece that weaves together installation, animation, music with traditional Korean art and shamanism. There’ll also be mask making for everyone, and an opportunity to learn more about shamanism.
Photo by Pak Han.
More photos from last week’s MATCHA evening arts party. Michael Namkung is a San Francisco-based interdisciplinary artist whose work explores the sensory experiences of drawing under physical strain. He even became a certified trainer as part of his explorations. We like how the perfect circle remained after the performance, and merged into being a part of the atmosphere. Was neat watching people walk through it.
Ensō by Michael Namkung
An interdisciplinary artist drawing from the language of sports training and athletic performance, Michael Namkung will perform a physical drawing of an Ensō. For this Matcha, the work aws performed twice in two different locations and under different conditions, once outside in the front of the museum and once inside the museum until the performer succumbed to physical exhaustion.
So this happened at the museum last Thursday night. Love the incredible intensity that the two dancers share. You really feel it.
Found and Lost by Jose Navarrete, Debby Kajiyama, and Adria Otte
Lost and Found is a dance performance created and performed by Navarrete and Kajiyama and is composed within the confines of a sculptural costume by Liz Harvey. Live musical accompaniment performed by Adria Otte.
Beautiful soy sauce dog paintings. Brainy mischievous artists. Low rider pigs feet. Custom made cigarette packs. Printed tortillas. Karaoke. Portraits on the spot. And breaking news: an upside down A sculpture by Imin Yeh because she wouldn’t take no for an answer.
SpaceBi has cooked up quite a feast for tomorrow night’s MATCHA event. Have you RSVP’d yet? http://on.fb.me/MqRVvo
SpaceBi is a project by local artist superstar Imin Yeh. She’s bringing together a bunch of local artists to take over the museum for one night only. Their art is as inspired by the museum as it is critical of the museum. Expect clever sharp commentary. This is their party.
Check it out on Facebook.