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Exhibition Opening of Keioui Keijaun Thomas: Magma & Pearls

Keioui Keijaun Thomas, Come Hell or High Femmes: Act 2. The Last Femmes on Earth: Dripping Doll Energy (detail), 2021. Image courtesy of the artist. Photo by Hannah Patterson.

Celebrate the opening of Magma & Pearls: Oceans Rise and Fall Like Meteorites, the first solo museum exhibition by artist and performer Keioui Keijaun Thomas with food by Brujería Pupusería, drinks, and performance!

This exhibition expands on Thomas’ ongoing practice of world-building to create spaces of safety, joy, and healing. Transforming MOCA’s Great Hall into a speculative, post-apocalyptic geography through site-specific installations, the multimedia exhibition includes video, sculpture, artist performances, and community-generated programming. The project builds on over a decade of Thomas’ work that explores the affective and material conditions of Black and trans identity, expands her embodied research to consider the impacts of climate catastrophe, and imagines new ways to exist in relation to the American landscape.

At 8:00pm, Thomas will initiate her exhibition with an immersive multimedia performance that charts the post-apocalyptic geography of Magma & Pearls. At 9:00pm, continue the celebration with an afterparty at exhibition project partner Splinter Collective.


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