Public programs include free artist talks, panels, short film screenings, workshops, author talks, and exhibition walkthroughs. Programs are organized to coincide with the museum-curated exhibitions on view at Art + Practice.
June 10, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In partnership with Art + Practice, this first installment of a four-part series exploring documentation as an intentional and value-driven process looks at the importance of publishing and text-based efforts for artists. CAAM Deputy Director and Chief Curator Cameron Shaw moderates an engaging conversation with Cassandra Press co-creator Kandis Williams, Sming Sming Books & Objects imprint creator Vivian Sming, and founding editor of ARTS.BLACK Jessica Lynne. RSVP for Zoom instructions.
June 11, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Join Addy Zou, A+P’s Gallery Guide, for an interactive tour of Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Collection. In this tour, Addy will provide insights into the found objects that artists have reappropriated in their works, paying special attention to the ways that objects carry memory and are part of a historical archive. Addy will walk participants through artworks that use family heirlooms, secondhand items, personal belongings, and more to convey new meanings. How are artists asking us to interact with these objects that may feel different from their original contexts? How do these artworks reimagine and memorialize? What are some objects in your life that have made an impression on you? There will be opportunities for discussion throughout the tour, as well as time set aside for individual writing and reflection. This walkthrough is the second of three examining materials found throughout the exhibition.
June 13, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join A+P’s own Joshua Oduga for an informative tour of Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Collection. Oduga will be guiding attendees through the concept of technique and the role it plays in the exhibition. How do printmaking, photography and the presence of figurative work come together? What does it mean for a photographer to make work in another medium? How can we see the evolution of technique and materials evidenced by the time span between the works?
June 24, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
In partnership with CAAM, the second installment of a four-part series exploring documentation as an intentional and value-driven process looks at the importance of audio for artists. The evening will feature a moderated panel of speakers from various audio backgrounds such as podcasting, radio, field recording, sound artistry and sonic archiving who all use sound as a means for documenting processes, ideas or events.
July 9, 2020
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Join Addy Zou, A+P’s Gallery Guide, for an interactive tour of Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Collection. In this tour, Addy will facilitate a discussion on the ways that artists have transformed existing genres, histories, and narratives. Addy will walk participants through artworks in the exhibition that bring new meanings to American portraiture, silhouette art, religious mythology, and more. How are stories passed down from generation to generation? How are they altered over time? What are the stories in your own life that you feel strongly about? There will be opportunities for individual writing and reflection during the tour. This walkthrough is the last of three examining materials found throughout the exhibition.
July 16, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join Uri McMillan for a deep dive into the film work of Carrie Mae Weems and the history of the Black woman in the United States. McMillan teaches at the University of California, Los Angeles in the departments of English, African-American Studies, Gender Studies and is actively affiliated with the Center for Performance Studies. McMillan will be tying all of these areas of expertise together to give an in-depth look at the many lives, emotions, trials, and triumphs Weems explores as a Black woman in her film Coming Up for Air, a work on display for Collective Constellation: Selections from The Eileen Harris Norton Collection.
July 30, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join A+P for a peak into the world of Amanda Ross Ho, a multimedia artist who works with putting together places, objects and languages that seem to not go together. Her work causes viewers to challenge what we assume about artifacts, spaces and size. Ho will talk through her process and how her own life informs her chosen techniques and work.