Must They Also Be Gods: Flux Factory Major Exhibition
October 11 @ 8:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm
Must They Also Be Gods
October 11 – November 3
Curated by Kalon Hayward
Assistant Curator Bri Frei
Curatorial Advisor Haiba Hamilton
Thursday – Sunday, 1 – 6pm
Opening Reception, October 11, from 7 – 11pm
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Must They Also Be Gods is a group show that features the work of over 15 emerging and mid-career Black artists that highlights the creative process of African diasporic peoples in connection with an insistent and inherent focus on beauty and spirituality.
Through a diverse range of mediums, participating artists use their process as a form of enchantment, linking them to a creativity used to sustain Black culture(s) throughout time – past, future and present.
Over the course of one month Must They Also Be Gods will house visual, performance, musical arts and workshops in the Flux Factory Gallery, as an invitation and conduit for all visitors to engage their own creativity.
Albert Garcia, Ariella Tai, Dareece Walker, Caffetti, Cameron Granger, Denae Howard, Eli Fola, Felicia Holman, Ishmil Waterman, Jade Fair, Jonathan Gonzalez, K’La Soul, Mellasenah Edwards, Monica Brown, Mr Hollis King, Niambi Ra and The Blackstarz, Nichole Washington, Nicole Goodwin, Ntangou Badila, Ricardo Osmondo Francis, Sasa, Stanley Février, Urban Mystery Skool for Radical Creatives, Zeelie Brown
Friday October 11 – OPENING
> 7pm, Ain’t I a Woman (?/!), Performance by Nicole Goodwin
Performance is a study in both physical body movement and the antithesis of movement. Using the body, breath, and voice to Challenge traditions. she forges a new path that shows a large Black, Queer woman as someone who is deserving of public admiration. “I see myself as a living time capsule transporting itself through this dimension.”
> 8pm – 11, DJ Set by Eli Fola, Yoruba Tech Soul with Saxaphone
Thursday October 17 – Late Hours for the LIC Gallery Nights
Special Open Hours from 1pm – 9pm