Conversations on Art: "Slow Fade to Black"
Wednesday, January 30 - 7pm
Margo Jefferson
Michelle Parkerson
Marco Williams

"When you're working with a screen, you're wearing a mask and putting on a performance.  There's an acknowledgement of the presence of the subject, and then there's the story, and the subject and the story are always moving back and forth between reality and fiction," states Kara Walker of her transition to projections and film.  In this conversation, cultural critic Margo Jefferson and filmmakers Marco Williams and Michelle Parkerson consider cinematic portrayals of African-American history and film as a narrative device for interrogating stereotypes.
Admission: $8; senior citizens and students with valid ID $6. Advance sales are strongly recommended, as space is limited.
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Kara Walker, You Do, (Detail), 1993-94. Cut Paper on canvas, 55 x 49 in. (140 x 124.5 cm). Collections of Peter Norton and Eileen Harris Norton. Photography courtesy the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York