When an 18th century European art exhibit meets the millennial Black female gaze, critical response turns into a live event. Combining comedy, film, music, and movement, Obehi Janice: Casanova explores love, sex, power, beauty, and the politics of art. This solo piece from award-winning actress, writer, and comedian Obehi Janice delves into Casanova’s libertine persona, present-day racial and sexual politics, and the humor found in tearing down museum walls. Healing, ecstatic, and hilarious, Obehi’s latest show proves her place as a master storyteller able to employ risk and vulnerability to truly get to the heart of the matter.
Obehi Janice: Casanova created and performed by Obehi Janice in collaboration with Max Esposito, Michelle Villada, Nina Gallant, Misha Shields, Steve Sarro and MICHA
We encourage you to visit “Casanova’s Europe: Art, Pleasure, and Power in the 18th Century” prior to coming to this event. The gallery is open during regular Museum hours and before the program on September 21.