Friday, July 25 & Saturday, July 26, 2017, Night Light: Multimedia & Performance Festival blankets SOMArts in luminous art installations, including audiovisual performances and performative interventions and digital and cinematic projections and multimedia installations. The galleries open at 8:30pm and performances begin at 9pm and last until the event ends at midnight.
Tickets will be sold online for $12 or $15 at the door, or $20 for a two-night pass. Get your tickets in advance and save money!
Night Light is presented in conjunction with The Black Woman is God: Divine Revolution, on view in SOMArts’ Main Gallery July 20–August 26, 2017. The Black Woman is God and Night Light will present a combined total of over 100 Bay Area visual and performing artists from a variety of cultural backgrounds exploding expectations for identity-based work.
This year Night Light responds to the themes of The Black Woman is God by presenting visual art installations and performances by artists of many gender identities and cultural backgrounds that reclaims the African cultural narrative of God being a Black woman. Night Light 2017 and The Black Woman is God are co-curated by Karen Seneferu and Melorra Green.
A total space activation of the Center at 934 Brannan Street, Night Lightutilizes SOMArts’ indoor space and grounds, including the garden path, street-side loading bay, theater, Bay Gallery and Main Gallery to display a multitude of applications of light in art.
The Black Woman is God: Divine Revolution celebrates the Black female presence as the highest spiritual form and challenges viewers to do the same. Over 60 Bay Area artists refocus the audience on the vital contributions of Black women as artists and social change-makers throughout history. For more information about The Black Woman is God, as well as a distinct list of visual artists whose work will also be on view in that exhibition during Night Light, visit www.somarts.org/theblackwomanisgod2017.
Night Light: Multimedia & Performance FestivalFriday, July 25 & Saturday, July 26, performances 9pm–midnight, galleries open at 8:30pmSOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. (at 8th)Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, or $20 for both nights. Tickets: http://nightlightparty2017.eventbrite.comMore info: http://www.somarts.org/nightlight2017
The Black Woman is God: Divine RevolutionExhibition July 20–August 26, 2017.Gallery hours: Tues–Fri, 12–7pm and Sat, 12–5pm. Opening reception with performances July 20, 2017, 6–10pm, with an afterparty to benefit the exhibition from 10pm–midnight.SOMArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan St. (at 8th)Free admission during gallery hours and opening receptionMore info: http://www.somarts.org/theblackwomanisgod2017
SOMArts’ exhibition programs are generously supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission and The San Francisco Foundation, and are sponsored in part by a grant from Grants for the Arts.
Community partners include Frameline, Museum of the African Diaspora, Brava Theater, and San Francisco International Arts Festival.