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Expedition to the ChimaCloud

Contemporary artist Saya Woolfalk’s body of work transports visitors into a fantastical world where they encounter a fictional race of women Woolfalk has created called the Empathics.

Expedition to the ChimaCloud continues Woolfalk’s extensive narrative of the Empathics, who will be introducing their newest groundbreaking technology at the Nelson-Atkins. The exhibition is an immersive, multimedia experience created for the Nelson-Atkins that incorporates themes of cultural hybridization, technology, identity, ceremonial rituals, and science fiction.

Three interrelated works in the Bloch Building will tell the story of the ChimaCloud, an alternative digital universe created by the Empathics. For this installation, Woolfalk drew her inspiration directly from the Nelson-Atkins permanent collection.

Exhibition Programs

Third Thursday: Hybridity
Thurs, Mar 21 | 6-9 pm

Library Book Discussion
Sat, April 27 | 11 am-Noon

Meditation in the Gallery
Last Sunday of every month
11 am-Noon | Gallery L8
Tickets required

Artist Talk | Saya Woolfalk
Thurs, May 9 | 6-7 pm
Tickets will be required

Film | Hello Rain
Sat, May 11 | 1-2 pm
Tickets will be required

Image: Saya Woolfalk, American (born Japan, 1979). Encyclopedia of Cloud Divination, 2018. Inkjet, screenprint, silver leaf, chine colle on Hahnemülle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth. Copyright Saya Woolfalk, courtesy Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York.