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First Tuesday Art Opening: Biàn Liǎn 变脸 (The Art of Face Changing)

  • Alchemy Collective Cafe 1741 Alcatraz Avenue Berkeley, CA, 94703 United States (map)

Biàn Liǎn is a multi-disciplinary visual art journey that brings a reverence for ancestors, nature and ritual into contemporary life. Inspired by Chinese divination, metaphysics and alchemy, these masks and wood prints explore the fertile unions where seemingly disparate elements can facilitate transformative, emergent experiences. Adapting ancient mythologies for contemporary storytelling, Biàn Liǎn investigates the ways ancestral traditions can inform diasporic futurisms.

Come to the show and chat with Miss Tangq and Jyun Jyun about travels, inspiration, art and ancestry. Make your own animal spirit masks! We will also have a body painter to embellish your animal transformation.

Other activities and late hour food and drink will be on the block at Empress Vintage, Hercules Records, Easy Creole, Shadowbox Store, and Hoi Polloi Brewing.