Performance and Conversation: Nathaniel Donnett

Sound, light and sculpture take center stage at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston in Performance and Conversation: Nathaniel Donnett. CAMH focuses on the Bayou City’s ever-evolving art community in “Right Here, Right Now: Houston,” a showcase of work by the city’s most vibrant artists in which Donnett’s Nothing to See Hear, an investigation on remembrance and meditation, is highlighted. Performance and Conversation, as its title indicates, is a two-part event, one featuring performing artists, and the other presenting Donnett in conversation with writer/critic Garry Reece.

Nothing to See Hear is meant to pay homage to the men and women who have died on the front lines while fighting for justice, and it’s stunning. Resounding themes of resistance and mourning play throughout, with each element acting as what Donnett calls a “visual eulogy” to their sacrifice. Nothing to See Hear is a sorrowful, insightful installation meant to provoke the viewer’s feelings on war and social issues. The performance collaborations, which will feature local art-scene staples such as Maurice Duhon, EQuality, Angela Olivia Guillory, Chinelo Ikejimba, The Niyat and DJ Flash Gordon Parks, give insight into Donnett’s work. He will chat post-performance with Houston-based arts writer Reece, giving a more personal look into the deeper themes and issues that went into the creation of this exhibit.

6:30 p.m. 5216 Montrose. For information, call 713‑284‑8250 or visit camh.org. Free.
Thu., Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m., 2014

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