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  • Divided Attentions: "The Worlds of Bernice Bing"

    Film & Video

    Sep 28
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    $15; Event ticket includes museum admission

    2—4 PM

    Samsung Hall

    Documentary film The Worlds of Bernice Bing illuminates the life and times of visionary artist Bernice Bing (a.k.a. Bingo)-fine artist, community activist, lesbian, and Asian American. Through archival footage and interviews with scholars, colleagues, and friends, the film documents the importance of Bing's place in American art history. From her art studio in North Beach to her groundbreaking community work to her later life in rural northern California, Bing chose not to follow the trends of the day and created art on her own terms. The film tells the powerful and inspirational story of an American icon of the arts, giving Bingo the attention she so well deserves.

    The screening will be followed by an audience Q&A featuring award-winning director Madeleine Lim and the film's collaborators as well as a panel discussion exploring some of the themes in the film and how artists navigate similar complexities around identity today. Moderated by artist and California College of the Arts (CCA) professor Tina Takemoto, the panel includes Kim Anno, artist and professor (CCA); Thao Nguyen, writer, performer, and doctoral student in the Theater and Performance Studies program at Stanford, and artist and independent curator Malik Seneferu.

    This program is one of the many programs of Asian Contemporary Art Week and is sponsored by the Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA), the Asian Art Museum, Asia Society, and Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).

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