My Gorgeous Fetish
Workshops & Activities, Evenings, Performances, and part of Thursday Nights
Free with museum admission ($5 after 5 PM)
Get wrapped up in the performance artwork Evoco, artist Midori's contribution to My Gorgeous Fetish, a night exploring the meanings and possibilities of the word “fetish.”
Midori’s performance will erode and generate boundaries in equal measure, combining flowers (ikebana), Japanese rope bondage, flesh and sumi ink to transform a moving body into a series of restrained sculptures and residual prints. Audience members will be invited to respond to this arrestingly beautiful and one-of-a-kind event by creating artwork of their own with materials provided by the museum.
My Gorgeous Fetish will include a gallery talk by Jeff Durham, assistant curator of Himalayan art at the Asian Art Museum, titled Gold Rush: The Aura of an Ore as a part of the Gorgeous Idea talk series. Another highlight of the event is TopCoat Nail Studio, adorning nails with fresh designs inspired by the stunning artwork in Gorgeous. Music, along with a cash bar, will loosen us up as we take our understandings of “fetish” to an all-new level.
Please be advised that this event features performances that may include nudity.