Opening Night Party: The Body Electric

September 6, 2019, 7 pm

Celebrate the West Coast debut of The Body Electric exhibition with an evening filled with art, specialty cocktails from our resident cocktail experts, a photo booth by Shot in the City Photography and music by DJ Josette Melchor.

In an age dominated by digital technology, The Body Electric explores themes of the real and virtual, the organic and artificial, moving from the physical world to the screen and back again.

Looking across the past 50 years, the exhibition presents works by an inter-generational and international group of artists who have seized upon the screen as a place to rethink the body and identity, with a particular emphasis on questions of gender, sexuality, class, and race.

First Floor Galleries

Ticket Info

$12 in advance
$15 at the door

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About Josette Melchor

Josette Melchor, is the Founder of Gray Area Art + Technology Center, a Curator, community organizer, and DJ. Josette began DJing at seventeen, and possesses a deep knowledge of electronic music, which like her curatorial work, is expressed through the intersection of multiple genres.

The Body Electric is organized by the Walker Art Center. The exhibition is made possible by generous support from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation. Additional support provided by Ellen and Jan Breyer and the David and Leni Moore Family Foundation.

The Body Electric is curated by Pavel Pyś, curator, Visual Arts with Jadine Collingwood, curatorial fellow, Visual Arts, Walker Art Center. The YBCA presentation is organized by Susie Kantor, Curator of Exhibitions.

Support is provided by the Changing the Ratio Circle of Advisors: Abundance Foundation, Berit Ashla, Diana Cohn, EMIKA Fund, Jennifer C. Haas Fund, La Mar Cebichería Peruana, Rekha Patel, Catalina Ruiz-Healy and Jonathan Kevles, Vicki Shipkowitz, and Meg Spriggs. Additional thanks to the Facebook Artist in Residence Program. David Packard and M. Bernadette Castor, and the Selvage Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

YBCA programs are made possible in part by: Bloomberg Philanthropies and The James Irvine Foundation, with additional funding by National Endowment for the Arts, Grosvenor, and YBCA Members.

YBCA exhibitions are made possible in part by: Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellows Program, with additional support by Kevin King and Meridee Moore.

Lead Image: Trisha Baga, Installation view, Mollusca & The Pelvic Floor, 2018. Courtesy the artist and Greene Naftali, New York