West Mall / UNB Santa Rita Suite, Austin, TX, United States
13 Nov 2013

The public endurance performance beauty , conceived by Wura-Natasha Ogunji & Nicole Vladoexplores women’s relationships to each other and to their hair.

Originally performed in Lagos, Nigeria as part of Ogunji’s Guggenheim Fellowship, this iteration of beauty will include students as well as artists from the greater Austin community and will explore themes of gender, race and sexuality as well as the changing meanings and possibilities of the work as performed in Nigeria and across the Atlantic in the United States.

A panel discussion at 7 p.m. and reception at 8:30 p.m. will follow the performance, both in the Union Building’s (UNB) Santa Rita Room. Panelists include Wura-Natasha Ogunji and Ruby Amanze in conversation with Lyndon Gill, Matt Richardson and Uchenna Itam.

Performers: Ruby Amanze, Ashley Hicks, Lynn Hoare, Alla Klussmann, Surabhi Kukke, Sara Madandar, Natasha Mevs-Korff, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Agatha Oliveira, Omi Osun Joni Jones, Tonya Pennie


Wednesday, November 13, 2013,  2-6 p.m. ,
The University of Texas Austin Campus, West Mall