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Afterhours @ NMAA: Fluxus and Ay-Ō's Happy Rainbow Hell

  • Afterhours @ NMAA: Fluxus and Ay-Ō's Happy Rainbow Hell Event Image


    Friday, June 9, 2023
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


    Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
    Sackler Bavilion, B1


Free; advanced registration recommended. RSVP here.

Afterhours @ NMAA is back! Join us for an afterhours and immerse yourself in Ay-Ō's Happy Rainbow Hell. Enjoy Ay-Ō’s world of sensory experience with experimental art and music inspired by Fluxus, including a special psychedelic performance by Chromic Duo and an exclusive curator tour of the exhibition. Experience the museum galleries open late, purchase exclusive cocktails, and enjoy making Ay-Ō’s signature finger boxes.

5–8 p.m.: Museum galleries are open and food and drinks from local vendors are available to purchase. 
5–8 p.m.: Create your own finger box inspired by Ay-Ō. 
6–6:30 p.m.: Immersive performance by Chromic Duo.
6:30–7:00 p.m.: Curator talk on the exhibition Ay-Ō’s Happy Rainbow Hell.
7:15–7:45 p.m.: Immersive performance by Chromic Duo.

Chromic Duo's performance is inspired by the work of Ay-Ō, featuring pieces by Ryuchi Sakamoto, Joe Hisaishi, Phong Tran, and the DC premiere of "Dream Journal" by Hannah Selin. 

About Chromic Duo
We are Chromic Duo. We believe that, by slowing down, and looking at the smallest objects of the everyday, we can uncover truths and reimagine how we connect with each other. Blending toy piano, electronics, and multimedia into genre-fluid performances and installations, we cultivate spaces to share stories inspired by our experiences as thirdculture kids within the Asian-American diaspora.   

Recent highlights include partnering with Welcome to Chinatown to feature AAPI business owners and artists in an immersive soundwalk in New York City’s Chinatown, as well as partnering with the National Gallery in Washington, DC, the New York Philharmonic’s education program, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Over the next two seasons, we are honored to be Innovators-in-Residence at Purdue University and collaborate with the PU team to develop and launch the StairWELL project, an interactive sculpture installation that explores the intersection of art, tech, and wellness. We are Chromic Duo: Lucy Yao and Dorothy Chan. We are grand-prize winners at the Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) and Concert Artists Guild (CAG).