This month's hottest art party is coming to the Vancouver Art Gallery

Apr 27 2019, 4:39 am

Attention all music, art and culture lovers: the event you know and adore is returning to the Vancouver Art Gallery next week!

On May 10, experience an electrifying evening of visual art, music, and performance at FUSE: Gestures. Curated by Simranpreet Anand and Stephanie Bokenfohr, the late-night art party is set to harness the power of gesture in creative forms for an experience like no other.

Check out thought-provoking works by featured artists who alter perceptions of the body and self through both experiences and encounters at this adults-only event. Kick off the evening in the forecourt with¬†Missy D’s¬†hip-hop, rap, and soulful beats, inspired by a mix of African cultures.

Missy D Diane Mutabaruka/Vancouver Art Gallery

With an eclectic lineup, FUSE has something for everyone. Visit the FUSE Art Bar, presented in partnership¬†with¬†New Forms Media Society where you’ll hear¬†cutting-edge, immersive sounds and see captivating visual projections by acclaimed local media artist, Nancy Lee.

King Deluxe¬†DJ¬†Softieshan will be spinning a hip-hop and rap-infused set in the Art Bar, where you’ll also hear a headlining performance by Evy Jane.

Softieshan/Vancouver Art Gallery

On the first floor, join Jesse Award-nominated artist Munish Sharma in the rotunda space for a performance in dialogue with the exhibition Moving Still: Performative Photography in India.

Munish Sharma/Vancouver Art Gallery

Check out Sharma’s self-composed one-person show¬†Danceboy: Shots Edition, and its accompanying sound design by the multi-talented creative¬†Kiran Bhumber.¬†Directed by Gavan Cheema, it explores a South Asian boy‚Äôs journey to find himself, while trying to hold on to his first true love, dance. To add to this and share her¬†response to the show, Bhumber will explore the notion of the body as an archive and pass¬†through the galleries in a self-made, responsive body suit.

Telepresence, Kiran Bhumber/Vancouver Art Gallery

In multidisciplinary artist¬†Danielle Wensley’s performance, she will address themes around¬†feminism, body politics, and rhythm, at FUSE and how they relate to the exhibitions Displacement and Views of the Collection: The Street.

Join a tour of the Gallery’s¬†second-floor exhibition,¬†Mowry Baden, and gain an insight into the mind of this innovative artist. You’ll be encouraged to test out Baden‚Äôs participatory works, from reconfigured industrial devices, to purpose-built rooms in which ping-pong balls ricochet off the walls.

FUSE: Gestures/Vancouver Art Gallery

If you’re hoping to check out the Gallery’s current exhibitions, you can do so throughout the evening as you’ll be able to access all four floors. See¬†French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850 ‚Äď 1950,¬†Affinities: Canadian Artists and France,¬†Displacement, and¬†Views of the Collection: The Street.

General admission to FUSE: Gestures is $29 and $15 for Gallery Members. You can get your tickets now via Vancouver Art Gallery. Limited quantities of tickets will also be available at the door.

Make sure to get yours soon to avoid missing out on this epic event.

FUSE: Gestures

When: Friday, May 10
Time: 7:30 pm ‚ÄĒ 12:00 am
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery ‚ÄĒ¬†750 Hornby Street
Price: $29 Regular | $15 for Members ‚ÄĒ¬†Tickets available via Vancouver Art Gallery

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