OZ ARTS, 21C ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP FEATURING FREE COMMUNITY PROGRAMS BY VISITING ARTISTS
Bassem Youssef, Elizabeth Streb and Kid Koala Participate In 2017-18 Programs
NASHVILLE, TENN. – Nov. 6, 2017 – OZ Arts Nashville and 21c Museum Hotel Nashville are pleased to announce a new partnership that will offer three free programs by visiting artists performing at OZ Arts.
“21c Museum Hotels are internationally recognized for providing communities with unique, contemporary art exhibits from across the globe courtesy of a creative, museum-hotel-restaurant model,” said Lauren Snelling, OZ Arts’ Artistic Director. “OZ Arts strives to foster meaningful dialogue through artistic endeavors. We could not be more thrilled to be partnering with 21c Museum Hotel Nashville to extend the depth of our visiting artist programs and together to provide free artistic programs downtown.”
With three floors of art galleries, representing painting, photography, video installation and digital interactive works by artists from across the globe, 21c offers the ideal space for the three planned programs, including (details of each below):
- Documentary screening of Tickling Giants (Nov. 17) about Bassem Youssef, followed by Q&A with Lauren Snelling and Bassem Youssef
- Documentary screening of Born To Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity (Jan. 28) about Elizabeth Streb, followed by Q&A with Lauren Snelling and Elizabeth Streb
- Kid Koala Presents Music To Draw (April 15), where the world-renowned scratch DJ will play three-plus hours of quiet-time work music (strictly no dancing – a requirement of the DJ)
“The dynamic range of programs OZ Arts has developed is inspiring and innovative,” says 21c Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites, “We are truly excited to collaborate with OZ Arts on presenting these performances in Nashville.”
Admission to all three programs at 21c is free with RSVP. www.ozartsnashville.org/outreach.
OZ Arts Community Programs at 21c Museum Hotel
Documentary screening of Tickling Giants
Nov. 17, 2017 at 8pm
Tickling Giants, directed by Sara Taksler, is a 2016 documentary about Youssef, who in the midst of the Egyptian revolution of 2011 makes a decision to leave his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian. The movie is about how he finds creative, non-violent ways to protect free speech and fight a president who abuses his power.
Youssef will perform The Joke Is Mightier than the Sword on Nov. 18 at OZ Arts
Documentary screening of Born To Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity
Jan. 28, 2018 at 6pm
BORN TO FLY: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity traces the evolution of Streb’s movement philosophy as she pushes herself and her performers from the ground to the sky. Revealing the passions behind the dancers’ bruises and broken noses, BORN TO FLY offers a breathtaking tale about the necessity of art, inspiring audiences hungry for a more tactile and fierce existence.
STREB will perform SEA (Singular Extreme Actions) on Jan. 27 and Jan. 28 at OZ Arts Nashville
Kid Koala Presents Music To Draw To at 21c
April 15, 2018 at 6pm
Kid Koala will play three-plus hours of quiet-time work music in a comfortable, relaxing environment within 21c’s Main Gallery. Bring your sketchbooks. Finish that screenplay. Code that video game. Finish knitting those socks. Just bring something quiet to do and get some work done. Strictly no dancing.
Kid Koala returns to OZ Arts with Satellite, a live and interactive concert, on April 13 and 14, 2018.