IMMEDIATE RELEASE | October 25, 2016



Sarina Ehrgott

20 S West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101 



When Flesh Becomes Matter: Bodies Unbounded
Performances at 6:006:307:00 | Community Workshop to follow

Salt Lake City, UT - The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (UMOCA) is pleased to present 
When Flesh Becomes Matter: Bodies Unbounded, a body and movement performance by Yasin Fairley (Ya-Ya). 
Ya-Ya is an MFA graduate from the University of Utah, whose research and dance performances examine race, gender, and sexuality. Informed by critical theory and framed within current movements such as Black Lives Matter, Ya-Ya's performative works embody political resistance and unsettle cultural norms. 
Choreographed by Ya-Ya, When Flesh Becomes Matter: Bodies Unbounded takes place in UMOCA's exhibition, Object[ed] which responds to the ideas of exclusion, space, and objecthood within the artworks.
Join UMOCA as we kick-off the application period for the Spring 2017 iteration of UMOCA's LGBTQIA youth-focused program, Out Loud. Out Loud is an artistic platform for youth voices in the LGBTQIA community that promotes a safe space for interactions with peers, mentors and the greater community, helping students build positive social connections and share experiences with others. To apply to be an Out Loud participant, click HERE.
Performances will take place in 30 minute intervals: 6:006:30, and 7:00 PM. Ya-Ya will lead a movement workshop that is open to the public following the final performance. There is a suggested $8 donation to attend this event. 

Thank You to Supporter:
The LGBTQ Community Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of Utah

About the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art has been an award-winning aesthetic force and community leader since it was established in 1931. UMOCA encourages exploration into what it means to exist in today's world through art that inspires imagination, stimulates thought, and transforms society, and connects people around the contemporary art practice of Utah and beyond to shape an engaged and thoughtful global citizenry. UMOCA strives to be a place where all points of view, experiences, and ages feel welcome to explore the pressing issues of our time through socially relevant art exhibitions and programming.
UMOCA is a five-time recipient of funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and is a 2015 and 2016 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts' Art Works grant award, as well as a 501c3 institution that is supported by public, foundation, and corporate gifts. Your contribution in any amount is greatly appreciated, and admission is a suggested $5 donation.