Second Helpings Exhibition & Performance "Fatinee"

When
Sat Jun 7
Where
SOMArts Cultural Center (Gallery)
Time
2:00pm-8:00pm
Cost
Free
Tags
Arts

Description

Second Helpings is a group visual art exhibition, a “fatinee” of multidisciplinary performance, and a queer intervention into American popular culture’s understanding of the fat body as a deviant body. Exhibiting artists fight the stigmatization of fat bodies, radically re-envision the notion of body diversity, and destabilize deeply embedded hierarchies of desire.

Second Helpings features works in many media by 20+ visual artists, and 8 solo and ensemble performances. Selected works deconstruct and reassess body politics to foster a collective understanding of fatness that empowers and heals fat-bodied people emotionally, sexually and politically.

A new theatrical work humorously addresses the correlation between body shame and cultural imperialism. A 5-piece band named after pastries snacks ritualistically onstage. A debut video work explores racialized and gendered experiences of fat-phobia. A chubby drag queen pushes back on the ways her body is treated as a dystopian object of desire. Come ravenous. Help yourself.

Free visual art 2–5pm; ticketed performance 6:30pm. Info: http://www.somarts.org/secondhelpings

More Info

Link
http://www.somarts.org/secondhelpings
Call
4158631414 (Box Office)
Email
Contact Form (account required)

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Location

  1. SOMArts Cultural Center (Gallery)
    934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA