The Vancouver Art Gallery presents
Vancouver’s favourite, after-dark art party returns with FUSE: Resonances on Friday, November 22. This edition of FUSE will transform the Vancouver Art Gallery’s spaces into THE place for art, music and live performance in the city. In dialogue with the Gallery’s fall exhibitions, FUSE: Resonances will awaken guests to a new consciousness around the radical presence of the body, language and sound. Participating artists look to performance as a tool through which to consider an undoing of past, a positioning of the present, and visions of a collective future.
When: Friday, November 22, 2019, 7:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street
Admission: $29 General | $15 for Members
Tickets available online at vanartgallery.bc.ca and in limited quantities at the door.
Curated by Simranpreet Anand and Stephanie Bokenfohr, this FUSE will include performances by local and visiting artists Raven Chacon, Elisa Harkins, Ralph Escamillan, FakeKnot, Mike Bourscheid and Kapwatids (Kimmortal, Elysse Cloma and Joshua Ongcol).
The FUSE x CURRENT Art Bar will feature music/DJ performances by Nancy Lee (aka Which Nancy), Katayoon Yousefbigloo, Dae Shields (aka Ital Blue) of Afro Van Connect, with Buni Kor and Vuyo, with visuals and installation by Moniker Press, Colt Darling, Zandi Dandizette and Kyla Yin (aka Kyinskies).
FUSE: Resonances Program Schedule:
8:30 PM & 10:15 PM
Performance by Kapwatids featuring Kimmortal, Elysse Cloma and Joshua Ongcol
Mike Bourscheid presents Ledgers, a performance in response to Erwin Wurm’s sculptural installation at Vancouver Art Gallery Offsite. Performed by Emily Cheung, Hilary Ison and Emily Millard.
Performance by Elisa Harkin’s in Wampum / ᎠᏕᎳ ᏗᏕᎫᏗ with dancers Hanako Hoshimi-Caines and Zoë Poluch
Performance by visiting composer, performer and installation artist, Raven Chacon titled Solo.
7:30 PM – 12 AM
The FUSE X CURRENT Art Bar is presented in partnership with CURRENT: Feminist Electronic Art Symposium. CURRENT is produced by Alexandra Chen, Nancy Lee, Soledad Fátima Muñoz and Jen Sungshine.
DJ set by Which Nancy
Performance by Ralph Escamillan in FakeKnot – BLSCRN
Afro Van Connect featuring Ital Blue
Afro Van Connect, featuring Vuyo & Buni Kor
Performance by Puzzlehead (project manager and principal songwriter, Katayoon Yousefbigloo)
Art Bar Visuals & Installation by:
Current exhibitions on view during FUSE:
Transits and Returns
Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty
Robert Rauschenberg 1965-1980
Full event details and tickets available online at vanartgallery.bc.ca
Since its inception in July 2005, thousands of FUSE-goers have converged at the Vancouver Art Gallery for this unique adult event. Live performances and music in the Gallery spaces, DJs, eclectic Gallery tours, contemporary dance and unexpected surprises have made FUSE Vancouver’s popular art party—a place to see and be seen.
About the Vancouver Art Gallery (vanartgallery.bc.ca)
Founded in 1931, the Vancouver Art Gallery is recognized as one of North America’s most respected and innovative visual arts institutions. The Gallery’s ground-breaking exhibitions, extensive public programs, and emphasis on advancing scholarship all focus on historical and contemporary art from British Columbia and around the world. Special attention is paid to the accomplishments of Indigenous artists, as well as to the arts of the Asia Pacific region—through the Institute of Asian Art that the Gallery founded in 2014. The Gallery’s programs also explore the impacts of images in the larger sphere of visual culture, design and architecture.
The Vancouver Art Gallery is a not-for-profit organization supported by its members, individual donors, corporate funders, foundations, the City of Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia through the BC Arts Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts.
The Vancouver Art Gallery is situated on traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-waututh) peoples, and is respectful of the Indigenous stewards of the land it occupies, whose rich cultures are fundamental to artistic life in Vancouver and to the work of the Gallery.
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Media release and image provided by Larah Luna, Vancouver Art Gallery