Piece de RESISTance

Pièce de RESISTance

April 22, 2017, 6pm–12am

Welcome to the Pièce de RESISTance!

On Saturday, April 22, SOMArts teams up with curator Kelly Lovemonster to transform our Main Gallery into a one-night-only art party and contemporary renaissance ball to benefit the cultural oasis under the 101 freeway known as SOMArts. For over 35 years, SOMArts has fostered access to the arts in the Bay Area, uplifting the voices of artists who are too often marginalized in the mainstream art world.

All-Access: $85, includes entry to the preview happy hour from 6:00–8:00 pm with complimentary hors d’oeuvres featuring the 2017–2018 recipients of the SOMArts Curatorial Residency and other leaders in the Bay Area contemporary art world. Plus, all-access ticket holders enjoy complimentary beverages all night long!
General Admission: $20 in advance or $30 at the door, guarantees general admission entry from 8:00 pm–12:00 am, featuring cutting-edge performances, artist-designed installations and the hottest dance party in an art gallery you’ve ever experienced.
Early Bird Special (limited number available): $10. To encourage you to get your tickets early, SOMArts is offering a limited number of discounted general admission tickets. Get them while they last!

This event is 21+ only.

The Pièce de RESISTance will showcase SOMArts as a cultural oasis in an event curated by Kelly Lovemonster and conceived entirely by artists to benefit SOMArts’ programs. Guests will enjoy an evening of experimental performance, an artist-designed photobooth, and dancing to a lineup of the Bay Area’s finest DJs.

Preview Happy Hour, 6:00–8:00 pm

All-access ticket holders will enjoy complimentary food and beverage and a chance to meet the artist masterminds behind the 2017–2018 season of SOMArts Curatorial Residency exhibitions. The happy hour program will include remarks from Tom DeCaigny, Director of Cultural Affairs of the San Francisco Arts Commission, highlighting the vital role that the City’s Cultural Centers play in incubating the Bay Area’s leading-edge arts and culture.

Party & Performances, 8:00 pm–12:00 am

The Pièce de RESISTance features San Francisco’s best and brightest DJs and performers, with a commitment to the experimental, the underground, and the politically engaged.

Performances by:
India Sky of Topsy Turvy Queer Circus
John Fucking Cartwright, Maryam Farnaz Rostami and Mica Sigourney
Dia Dear

Dance party fueled by:
DJ Juanita More
DJ Jackie House (Honey Soundsystem)
DJ Lady Ryan

Visual art installations by:
Indira Allegra
Yetunde Olagbaju
Bert Yip
Jeffrey Yip

Suggested attire: Fierce. Bring your freaky, fabulous, ferile and ferocious looks. We will be serving ours.

Get your tickets before they sell out!

Host Committee:
Ben Beisswenger
Natalia Bohm
Alex Cook
Regina Franco
Linda Harrison
Paul Johnson-Calderon
Rhodessa Jones
Dorka Keehn
Jill Manton
Anna Nearburg
Miglani Neeraj
Kevin Seaman
Mary Shaffer Gill
Frank Smigiel
Brooke Waterhouse
Elizabeth Weiner

Image credit: Performance by John Fucking Cartwright, Maryam Farnaz Rostami & Mica Sigourney. Photo by Takeover Tokyo.

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