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Tschabalala Self’s work examines the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, focusing particularly on the iconographic significance of the black female body in contemporary culture The artist creates exuberant, multilayered characters—not depictions of herself or others, but “avatars”—that resist reductive representations of blackness, performing their individual identities despite the voyeuristic fantasies of the spectator. These […]Find out more »
Seattle-based dance artist Jody Kuehner skewers social and cultural norms of gender and sexuality through her persona and alter ego Cherdonna Shinatra. Combining contemporary dance, drag, clowning, and the traditions of feminist and queer performance, Cherdonna defies categorization to dismantle the patriarchy and seek more liberated ways of being. DITCH will mark Kuehner’s most complex and demanding […]Find out more »
Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian work collectively to create installations, paintings, and stop-motion animations that transform found materials in order to critically examine contemporary history-in-the-making. The Dubai-based artists’ animations are composed from thousands of individual works on paper, in which they collage and paint over printed stills from internet videos and television newscasts. […]Find out more »
Reading Partners is a literacy nonprofit that teams up with under resourced elementary schools to provide one-on-one literacy tutoring to struggling elementary student readers. We do this by bringing in community volunteers to work with students for a minimum of one hour each week. We serve two schools in west Seattle and have a critical need of […]Find out more »
Celebrated Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq employs exquisite, unnerving vocal improvisations that bridge traditional roots with contemporary culture. Her music is like nothing you’ve heard before: a contortion of punk, metal and electronica into a complex and contemporary sound. A tour-de-force vocalist, she is the winner of a Polaris Music Prize and has been named […]Find out more »
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