Lecture | April 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Kahlil Joseph; Leigh Raiford; Shannon Jackson
**Admission free; seat reservations required. Reservations available April 6 at artsdesign.berkeley.edu.**
Kahlil Joseph, Artist, Filmmaker
Leigh Raiford, Associate Professor, African American Studies
Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor, Arts and Design
Join artist and filmmaker Kahlil Joseph for an evening of conversation focused on BLKNWS, an ongoing project that blurs the lines between art, journalism, entrepreneurship, and cultural critique. A fugitive newscast that explores and exposes traditional media formats, BLKNWS made its international debut as an anchoring project of the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019, and was included in the 2020 Sundance Film Festival New Frontier slate with screenings across the country. In addition to public satellite installations across the world, BLKNWS is held in the collections of private individuals and public art institutions, highlighting its innovative dual function as both a work of art and a business. With rolling installations planned across the UC Berkeley campus during the 202021 academic year, this conversation will address the various permutations of BLKNWS and the extensive efforts and interests supporting the project.
Joseph is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley faculty Leigh Raiford, associate professor and H. Michael and Jeanne Williams Chair of African American Studies and affiliate faculty in the Program in American Studies and the Department of Gender and Womens Studies; and Shannon Jackson, associate vice chancellor for the arts and design, Cyrus and Michelle Hadidi Chair in the Humanities, and professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies.
Arts + Design Mondays is organized and sponsored by UC Berkeleys Arts + Design Initiative. The series is co-curated by the Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium at the Berkeley Center for New Media; the Department of Art Practice; the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; the Arts Research Center; the Graduate School of Journalism; Poetry and the Senses program at UC Berkeley Arts Research Center in partnership with Engaging the Senses Foundation; Department of Slavic Languages and Literature; Department of History of Art; Autolab, CITRIS People and Robots; and the Richmond Arts and Culture Commission.
The 2020 series of Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA is made possible thanks to a generous supporters of Berkeley Arts + Design.