Thursday, March 01, 2012

Wanda's Picks March 2, 2012

Directed by celebrated African-American artists Chris Johnson and Hank Willis Thomas, in collaboration with Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair, Question Bridge: Black Males on view January 20 through July 8, 2012 @ the Oakland Museum of CA, is an innovative video installation features dialogue between 150 black men recruited from eleven American cities and towns. The project includes multiple video screens placed in two arcs in the OM's Gallery of California Art that will play videos of black men responding to questions edited in a way so that it appears as if the men were having a conversation. We are delighted to have Chris Johnson and Bayeté Ross Smith on the air for an extended conversation to talk about Question Bridge.

We open this first show during International Women's History Month, with an interview with, Adoubou Traore, director of African Advocacy Network, an organization that provides legal and other services to immigrants in the Bay Area. The late, Yvette Hochberg, board member, KPFA radio show host of Women's Magazine, is being honored Sunday, March 4, 2-5 p.m. at a potluck celebration of her life at AAN offices, 938 Valencia Street in San Francisco, (415) 503-1032.

We close with artist and Mills College professor Ajuan Mance, about her latest project, 1001 Black Men Online Sketchbook.


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