Talks & Events


The Merits of Micro-sabotage
Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

The Merits of Micro-sabotage

SFMOMA’s Modern Art Council invites you to the third and final panel discussion in the 2018 ArtBites series. Presented in collaboration with Airbnb Design, this special event brings together SFMOMA Barbara and Stephan Vermut Associate Curator of Public Dialogue Deena Chalabi and artists Alexandra Bell and Minerva Cuevas, to explore the ways in which art, design, and critical thinking can create new questions and disrupt the status quo.

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Radical Edits: Reassessing Cultural Narratives
Nov
12
3:00 PM15:00

Radical Edits: Reassessing Cultural Narratives

Taking Alexandra Bell’s public art project, Counternarratives, as a point of origin, the program features Bell, along with Sable Elyse Smith, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, D0UZE, and Devin N. Morris—founding editor of 3 Dot Zine—who will discuss how visual and written languages inform cultural perceptions. Through written text, video, installation, and performance, each of the participating artists seeks to negate language that perpetuates prejudices and to propose more equitable narratives.

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Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask + Discussion
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask + Discussion

Multimedia visionary Isaac Julien crafts a dreamily poetic journey through Fanon’s life and complex ideas on colonialism, black alienation, and the struggle for liberation.

Followed by Framing Fanon, a roundtable discussion with writer and activist Kazembe Balagun, artist Alexandra Bell, and cultural critic Tobi Haslett, moderated by series programmer Ashley Clark.

Tickets Available for purchase on BAM's website.

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Artist and the Archive: Deconstructing Racial Imagination
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Artist and the Archive: Deconstructing Racial Imagination

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This program will feature a discussion with Rankine and artists Hank Willis Thomas and Alexandra Bell, moderated by LeRonn Brooks, PhD. They will also explore art, activism, how TRII’s new online archive will be used by artists and writers seeking to examine important conversations on race in the U.S. and across the globe through artistic practice.

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Media Artist Talk: Alexandra Bell
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

Media Artist Talk: Alexandra Bell

Today, Alexandra Bell may be best known for her critical media art project "Counternarratives," a series of massively enlarged New York Times articles edited to expose the media's ideological biases and racial assumptions. By posting these edits in everyday public spaces in New York City, Bell is working to reshape the public imaginary around the construction, consumption, and circulation of information. "Counternarratives demands that we reconsider the ideological patterns and social effects of the news and the politics of information more broadly.

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