Wednesday, January 18, 2017
6:00 – 8:30pm
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
118-128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia
FREE after museum admission
Graffito Works will present three, twenty minute improvisational dance performances in response to Melt/Carve/Forge: Embodied Sculptures by Cassils. Performances will occur in both the first floor exhibition space as well as the second floor rotunda.
Cassils’ first solo museum exhibition in the United States addresses timely concerns of the often forgotten violence used daily against transgender bodies. Thinking of their body as raw sculptural material, Cassils shapes their physique through strict physical training regimes in order to perform transgender as a continual process of becoming. Melt/Carve/Forge features the artist’s groundbreaking work in photography, video, sculpture, and performance in conversation with PAFA’s 19th century building and historic American art collection.