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Upcoming Event

Anida Yoeu Ali: The Red Chador (Afterlife)

Jun 1 2024

Seattle Art Museum

Plestcheeff Auditorium

9 AM – 3 PM

Anida Yoeu Ali's performance work challenges people in public spaces to think about the concept of "the other," especially people in marginalized communities.

The Red Chador emerged from a period of intense Islamaphobia and misogyny in the mid-2010s, and it has been performed all over the world since 2015. For SAM, Ali and six additional performers will appear dressed in chadors of varying colors (chadors are a form of Muslim headdress) and perform at all three of SAM's sites over the course of the day on Saturday, June 1, beginning at the Seattle Asian Art Museum, moving to the Olympic Sculpture Park, and concluding at the Seattle Art Museum before returning to the Seattle Asian Art Museum where Ali's exhibition, Hybrid Skin, Mythical Presence is on view.

Abbey Road, The Red Chador: Genesis I, Main St. & 102nd Ave, Bellevue, Washington, USA, 2021, Anida Yoeu Ali, Cambodian American, b. 1974, archival inkjet print, Image courtesy of the artist, © Studio Revolt, photo: Dylan Maddux

Seattle Art Museum respectfully acknowledges that we are on Indigenous land, the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. We honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future.

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