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Artopia Creative Collaborative  Creatives and art lovers of the African diaspora. 📍Washington, D.C. | DMV Tag us and share your work! #artopiadc

We will definitely be here for the opening reception this Sat!
Helina Metaferia (@helina.metaferia )
Refiguring the Canon, Solo Exhibition 8/11-9/15 @hamiltoniangallerydc
Opening Reception this Sat. 8/11, 7- 9pm
Artist Talk: Tue. 8/28 @ 7PM
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Hamiltonian Gallery
1353 U St NW, ST NW DC 20009
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ABOUT THE EXHIBITION:
In "Refiguring the Canon," artist Helina Metaferia creates a hybrid environment where performance art and collage are used to interrogate racism, sexism, and notions of western exceptionalism within art historical narratives and institutional spaces. Metaferia displays documentation from performances at the National Gallery of Art and Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, in which she asserts her body using simple gestures in contrast to historic artworks, challenging their conceptual meaning. In other works, Metaferia uses found magazines, including Art News, Art Forum, and Art in America, published in the 1980's (the decade of her birth). Combining the images of artwork featured in the magazines with photographic stills from her recent performances, Metaferia creates an avatar persona who reclaims a space in art history for under-recognized and marginalized women and artists of color. Playing with the 1980's trending re-interest in "primitivism," Metaferia uses her Ethiopian-American female body as a way to reclaim that gaze and decolonize the appropriation of black culture. Revisiting Hannah Höch's "From An Ethnographic Museum" series from a black woman's perspective, and addressing the Guerrilla Girls' timeless questioning of "greatness" in art history, Metaferia examines how these dated issues remain relevant today.” #art #currentexhibition #performanceart #contemporaryart #collage #soloexhibition #videoart #arthistory #acreativedc #hamiltoniangallery #dc @massmoca

We're so excited about tomorrow! Artopia: The Sound Edition, featuring Munit Mesfin @munit.mesfin, Kino Musica @kinomusicadc and Ras Nebyu @rasnebyu. Come on time to enjoy the full show, mix and mingle with fellow music-lovers and to simply have a good time. You might also be the ONE to win an awesome giveaway prize! .
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Thank you to our event partner: ArifZefen @arifzefen! A household name for all Ethiopian music lovers. Download the free app to stream your favorite songs and playlists. .
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Come camera-ready, @dcabesha will be on site capturing the event.
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Wed. 8.1
5:30-8 PM
WeWork Wonder Bread Factory
641 S St. NW
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#dcevents #music #soul #reggae #jazz #funk #singer #vocalist #songwriter #Ethiopian #Eritrean #habesha #creativity #mixer #networking #dcartscene #dcmusic #performance #african #africanartist #africandiaspora

We saved the best for last! DMV's own @rasnebyu will be performing at Artopia. He'll bringing some heat and dropping rhymes. Make sure to RSVP! Link in bio.
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Artopia: The Sound Edition
Wednesay 8.1.18
5:30-8:00 pm
WeWork Wonder Bread Factory
641 S St. NW
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#freeevent #dcevents #music #dmvhiphop #rap #habesha #creativity #mixer #networking #dcartscene #dcmusic #performance #african #ACreativeDC #africandiaspora

Hey Artopians! We're super excited about #ChopBarDC today! The food, the music, and marketplace will be lit! Get ready some some fun featuring Chef @hiyaw who will take you from West to East Africa with his delicious menu at @bigchief and host @thecatchmeifyoucan. See you all in a few!!! .
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#ChobarDC #DineDiaspora #EventsDC #Foodie #Africanfood #Ethiopianfood #Habesha #DC
#NomNom #Yelp #Yelpdc #EssenceEats #ACreativeDC #DCFoodie #BeforeHarlem
#BlackChefs #WestAfrica #EastAfrica #BigChiefDC #IvyCity #IvyCityDC #Eat #Drink

Artopia: The Sound Edition featuring @munit.mesfin and @kinomusicadc. Have you RSVP’d yet? Link in bio! More featured artists TBA!
8.1.18
5:30-8:00 pm
WeWork Wonder Bread Factory
641 S St. NW
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#freeevent #dcevents #music #soul #reggae #jazz #funk #singer #vocalist #songwriter #Ethiopian #Eritrean #habesha #creativity #mixer #networking #dcartscene #dcmusic #performance #african #africanartist #africandiaspora #munitmesfin

Giveaway! Like this post, tag a friend, and follow @Dinediaspora to win a ticket to #ChopBarDC. Even you don’t win, get tickets on an #artopiadc discount 10% off using the code ARTOPIA18 www.chopbar.co .
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#ChobarDC #DineDiaspora #ArtopiaDC #Collab #creative #EventsDC #Foodie #Africanfood #Ethiopianfood #Habesha #DC #NomNom #Yelp #Yelpdc #EssenceEats #ACreativeDC #DCFoodie #BeforeHarlem #BlackChefs #WestAfrica #EastAfrica #BigChiefDC

🎶Announcing our second featured guest musician for the Sound Edition on 08.01 - Munit Mesfin. Munit is an Ethiopian singer-songwriter who will serenade you with her ethio-soul, roots, funk, jazz and reggae sounds. We don't know about you but WE can't simply wait! Tickets are going fast, RSVP now. Link in bio. .

8.1.18
WeWork Wonder Bread Factory
641 S Street NW
5:30-8:00 pm
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#dcevents #music #soul #reggae #jazz #funk #singer #vocalist #songwriter #Ethiopian #Eritrean #habesha #creativity #mixer #networking #dcartscene #dcmusic #performance #african #africanartist #africandiaspora #munitmesfin

Are you an amateur or seasoned poet, spoken word artist, vocalist or musician? Do you dabble in these types of art? The Sound Edition is your opportunity to shine! We are looking to feature you at our next event on Aug 8. Message us your information if you’re interested in singing a song or dropping a stanza. 🎤🎷🎹
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#dcevents #music #performingarts #dcmusicscene #vocalists #song #songwriter #musician #habesha #africanartist #africandiaspora #Ethiopian #Eritrean #art #dcartscene #spokenword #poetry #poet #creative #mixer #networking #acreativedc #dcist

Announcing our first Artopia: The Sound Edition featured artist! 👉🏾KINO MUSICA @kinomusicadc . AUGUST 1, 5:30PM - 8:30PM, 641 S ST NW DC .
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From East Africa to the East Coast, Kino Musica plays danceable, soulful music from across the African diaspora. Tickets will go fast so RSVP now, link in bio! And stay tuned as we add to our roster of featured guest musicians, poets, song-writers, vocalists and spoken word performers. .
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#dcevents #music #performingarts #dcmusicscene #vocalists #song #songwriter #musician #habesha #africanartist #africandiaspora #Ethiopian #Eritrean #art #dcartscene #spokenword #poetry #poet #creative #mixer #networking #acreativedc #dcist

Hello Artopians, It’s been a while but we’re baaaack and we've been busy tuning our instruments for our hot summer event! Mark your calendars for “Artopia: The Sound Edition” on Wednesday 8/1. Are you a musician or vocalist? Dabble in poetry and spoken word? We are looking for you! DM us about yourself.

#dcevents #dcartscene #dcart #acreativedc #mixer #networking #art #musiclovers #happyhour #africandiaspora #africanmusic #habesha #habeshacreatives

We're excited to announce that we are partnering with @dinediaspora again for #ChopbarDC, a hot summer pop-up food event! Come for creative food, drinks, and summer fun featuring Ethio-Chef @hiyaw who will take you from West to East Africa with his delicious menu on July 29 @bigchief. Get tickets on an #artopiadc discount 10% off using the code ARTOPIA18 www.chopbar.co .
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#ChobarDC #DineDiaspora #ArtopiaDC #Collab #creative #EventsDC #Foodie #Africanfood #Ethiopianfood #Habesha #DC #NomNom #Yelp #Yelpdc #EssenceEats #ACreativeDC #DCFoodie #BeforeHarlem #BlackChefs #WestAfrica #EastAfrica #BigChiefDC

If you are in Addis or elsewhere and wanted to participate on Design Week 2019 contact @designweek_aa #DWA2019

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