New Normal / Old Normal At Kala Art Institute

The Long Distance Call, at Southern Exposure, 2015, Christy Chan
The Long Distance Call, at Southern Exposure, 2015, Christy Chan

Kala Art Institute is presenting New Normal / Old Normal, a performance and panel discussion where artist Christy Chan will present a re-staging of her performance The Long Distance Call followed by the panel discussion Making Art in the Age of #45.

Expanding on her own personal experiences and interactions with KKK members during her childhood growing up in rural Virginia, Chan presents The Long Distance Call, a re-enactment of phone calls between Chan and Miss. Anne, a KKK seamstress in Alabama.

Following The Long Distance Call, Kala will present Making art in the age of #45, a panel discussion with Ryanaustin Dennis (founder, co-director of The Black Aesthetic), Guillermo Galindo (composer, sonic architect, performance and visual artist), Christy Chan (artist), Favianna Rodriguez (artist) and Dorothy Santos (writer, editor, and curator). Panelists will explore how the role of the arts and artists working in race, class and political issues has evolved since Trump’s inauguration. The panel moderator is Bay Area comedian Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, winner of the Liz Carpenter award for political humor (previously awarded to Samantha Bee) and host of The Moth in San Francisco.

Admission $10 – $25 sliding scale, available on Eventbrite.

When: Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 7pm – 9pm

Kala Art Gallery
2990 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702

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