Join us on Saturday, September 23, 7pm-midnight as Hillyer celebrates Art All Night — Made in D.C! Featuring performances curated by Alexandra Delafkaran and DIY screen printing with The Arcade!
Art All Night: Made in DC is Washington, DC’s free overnight arts festival, starting at 7:00 PM on Saturday, September 23, 2017 and running until 3:00 AM (Hillyer closes at Midnight). The festival will take place in six DC Main Streets neighborhoods, bringing visual and performing arts, including painting, photography, sculpture, crafts, fashion, music, dance, theater, film, and poetry, to indoor and outdoor public and private spaces, including businesses.
Performance: Intimately Public, curated by Rex Delafkaran
Intimately Public will be a one night public performance event in correspondence with Hillyer’s Urban Mapping exhibition. Traveling through multiple sites, Hillyer to Dupont Circle Memorial Fountain, it will be an evening of live art that deals with the vulnerable and instigative nature of performing in public. Works will collectively explore how the performer forms a relationship to audience, architecture, and urban space.
WHAT ABOUT IN BETWEEN by Rex Delafkaran, starts at Hillyer at 8pm
THE WAYS TO SEE WATER by Lorenzo Cardim + Edwina Chen
starts at Hillyer around 8:30pm featuring, Maida Withers, Giselle Ruzani, and Rex Delafkaran.
PERMANENT IMPERMANENCE by Tsedaye Makonnen
starts at Hillyer around 9:15pm and ends at Dupont Circle Memorial Fountain approximately 9:45pm
DIY Screen Printing with The Arcade
Each year Hillyer creates a unique screen print design for Art All Night. This year local artist Bethany Hansen of the Arcade is back and will teach guests how to make a screen print to take home with them! This year’s screen print will be influenced by Middle Eastern design patterns, inspired by our exhibition “Urban Mapping”.
Exhibition: Urban Mapping, curated by Gohar Dashti
Featuring photography and video installations, this exhibition examines the concept of “Public Space” from the viewpoint of the artist. The collective experience of Iranian citizens that has been subject to political and social transformations. The works in this exhibition are not only documented narratives of urban life, but also an artistic reflection of life experiences in Iran. Curated by internationally acclaimed artist Gohar Dashti, the exhibition features work by Saba Alizadeh, Raoof Dashti, Arash Fayez, Ghazaleh Hedayat, Rana Javadi, Mehran Mohajer, Siavash Naghshbandi, Hamed Noori, Behnam Sadighi, and Mehdi Vosoughnia.