Start your evening with a special performance lecture commissioned for the Gallery’s latest exhibition Portrait23: Identity.
Dancer and artist Amrita Hepi, a Bundjulung/Ngapuhi woman, reappropriates the image of the faun from Nijinsky’s Ballet, An Afternoon of a Faun, originally performed by Ballets Russes in 1912. Through this subversion, the artist is interested in how the faun interacts with her own personal histories: lineages of dance, the presence of Eros placed onto a blak femme body, and the resistance to a ‘classic formalism’.
The Gallery will stay open until 10.00pm so you can experience Amrita’s artworks in the exhibition alongside 22 other artists and collectives.
When: Friday 10 March and Saturday 11 March
Where: National Portrait Gallery
Tickets: This is a free event however registration is required.
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