NCMA Throws an All-Nighter to Celebrate New Immersive Exhibit You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences | Arts

NCMA Throws an All-Nighter to Celebrate New Immersive Exhibit You Are Here: Light, Color, and Sound Experiences

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"1984x1984" by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer in You Are Here - PHOTO COURTESY OF NCMA
  • Photo courtesy of NCMA
  • "1984x1984" by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer in You Are Here
Saturday, April 7 & Sunday, April 8
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
8 p.m. Sat.–10 a.m. Sun., free–$27
www.ncartmuseum.org

We usually know where we stand in relation to art: outside, looking in. You Are Here, a new exhibit at NCMA, asks what it would be like to be inside, looking out—though "asks" is too passive a term for an exhibit that plunges us into large, immersive works in light, sound, video, and mixed media by fifteen contemporary artists, whether as high-tech as Olafur Eliasson or as lo-fi as Mickalene Thomas. The exhibit also highlights a stunning addition to the museum's collection, an "infinity room" by Yayoi Kusama. This social, immersive show kicks off in fitting fashion with a silent disco featuring performances by ShaLeigh Dance Works, Speed Stick, Philip Snyder, and others. At nine, the headphones go on for dancing to sets by deejays PlayPlay, Gemynii, and Forge. A ticket to the party gets you into the All-Nighter (also ticketed separately) at midnight, with unique programming every two hours until ten in the morning. If you're not crashing after this museum rager, stay for Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's artist talk at 1:30 on Sunday afternoon. Also, give us some of what you're having.

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