Thu, Sep 15|
Closing Night & Andreina Maldonado Dance Performance. Heart expanding, soul charged performance art by Andreina Maldonado and Jose Lobo. Celebrating the run of Art/Act: Local "This Land"
Time & Location
Sep 15, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Berkeley, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
About the event
Heart expanding, soul charged performance art by Andreína Maldonado and José Lobo. Celebrating the run of Art/Act: Local "This Land"About this event
Join us for a breathtaking, interactive performance art piece by Andreína Maldonado aka Nina Limón and José Lobo! Celebrate the last day of Art/Act: Local "This Land," an art exhibit exploring our intrinsic connections to land.
Andreína imbues her performance with her multihyphenate background: Venezuelan multidisciplinary performing artist, cultural worker, entrepreneur, and registered Integral Yoga teacher. She is based in Yelamu, Ohlone Territory, colonially known as San Francisco.
Her performance is backed by José Lobo's cinematic, ethereal storytelling—connecting vocal harmonies, audio interwoven from the gallery's own video pieces, and drones blending Nordic landscapes with the infiniteness of Venezuelan prairies and tonadas.
A recipient of the "Artists in Communities" and "Individual Artist" grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission, California Arts Council, National Association for Latino Arts& Culture (NALAC), and Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, Andreína works with domestic laborers in public art projects, placing them at the forefront of organizing efforts, and shifting dominant narratives about labor.
LAST CHANCE ART VIEWING
Alicia Escott, Dominick Porras, Nicole Irene Anderson, and Sherry Xiang expand your understanding of what our intrinsic connections to the land entails—from the ecological to the sacred. From sweeping landscapes to interactive petroglpyhs to live plants that sing and model collaborative communities, "This Land" will bring you back to what's essential.
6:30-7p Exhibit Opens
7-7:30p Andreína Maldonado performs among the gallery works
7:30p Artists reflect on the exhibit and their work
Art/Act: Local is the midyear exhibition of our annual series that serves the lifecycle of artists—from Art/Act: Youth in the spring to accomplished professionals (Art/Act: Award) in the fall. We aim to nurture meaningful relationships with a juried selection of Northern California emerging artists grappling with 2022's theme:
“What does it mean to be connected to the land that holds us and life on this planet, along with the imperative to protect it?”—José González