A performance by 2023 Lunder Institute for American Art and Colby Arts Office visiting fellow, performance art fellow and Summer Think Tank 2023 participant Ayana Evans as part of the Taking the White Gloves Off Performance Art Series in Honor of Lorraine O’Grady, a partnership with the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, the Colby College Museum of Art’s Lunder Institute for American Art, and the Colby Arts Office.
Ayana Evans is an artist who breaks down hierarchies and encourages togetherness through her participatory performances. For this performance she will invite the audience to a performance of self care with money thrown like they are at a strip club. Everything suggested for the participants will be items participants can do for free in their spare time. Free Korean facial masks will be given out. Come ready to enjoy unconventional relaxation techniques!
Evans performed ‘Sparkle #5″ at the Loophole of Retreat at the Fondazione Cini in Venice, Italy, as part of Simone Leigh’s exhibition at the U.S. Pavilion for the 2022 Venice Biennale.