PAFA Performances

 

Detail of "Boca (Your Memories Are My Myths)" performance.

Detail of "Boca (Your Memories Are My Myths)" performance.

Boca (Your Memories Are My Myths)

Thursday, June 28th at 7:00 PM
Historic Landmark Building
$25 | Free for PAFA Members and Alumni

Nestor Armando Gil/Taller Workshop will perform Boca (Your Memories Are My Myths), 2007/2018, an endurance body artwork during the opening of SWARM. on June 28th at 7:00 PM. Gil/Taller Workshop's performance and sculpture practice examine rites of passage, transitions between borders, and diasporic dispersals. This visceral work involves the pouring of coffee, sand, sugar, and tobacco, materials associated with colonialism, into the artist's open mouth by members of his collaborative practice, Taller Workshop, which are then spat out by the artist when the physical burden becomes too much. Investigating the material endurance of colonialism and its impact on the body as "myth" passed from father to son, the performance enacts a type of digestion and a simultaneous expulsion of history and memory.

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Rhythym and Brews with Conjunto!

Thursday, August 9th 6:00 pm
Lenfest Plaza
$20 | $10 for PAFA Members and Alumni
Includes complimentary libations!

Inspired by PAFA's summer exhibition SWARM, featuring the work of Haitian American artist Didier William and Cuban American artist Nestor Armando Gil, Conjunto brings the sounds of Havana to North Broad Street for a happy hour filled with rhythym, brews and beautiful outdoor ambiance of summer on PAFA's plaza. Tickets include a complimentary Mojito or Yard’s beverage for you to sip while you hum or dance along with friends.

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