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Christy Chan, All Is Not Lost, 2019, digital video projection OCT 1 & 15, 2022 ALL IS NOT LOST 7:00–9:00 pm, DOWNTOWN OAKLAND (21 ST & HARRISON ST) Artist Christy Chan brings her large-scale video projection piece to Downtown Oakland—a watefall flowing backwards on the exterior walls of the 28-story Kaiser Center. All Is Not Lost is a nighttime experience intended to offer a moment of pause in the chaos of our time.
 (L) Judith Belzer, All That is Solid #15, 2020, Oil on canvas, 96in. x 78in. / (R) Kathryn Spence, Untitled (Coyotes), 2009, Sweaters, shifts, towels, stuffed animals, wood, pins, colored paper, 46in. x 23in. x 15in. Gift of the Steven Wirtz Gallery and Artist, 2014.19a OCT 20, 2022 JUDITH BELZER AND KATHRYN SPENCE IN CONVERSATION 6:00–7:30 pm, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL A conversation between Bay Area artists Judith Belzer and Kathryn Spence, whose work is featured in MCAM’s fall exhibition Shifting Terrains. Belzer’s paintings explore our dynamic and sometimes uncomfortable relationship with the natural world and the built landscape. Spence’s carefully crafted objects and arrangements are inspired by nature but are composed from the discarded materials of the human world—exploring the disconnection between nature and human culture and the realities of an overwhelmingly consumption-driven society. Registration suggested but not required.
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Bessma Khalaf Artist Lecture, Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 7:00-8:30 PM, Danforth Lecture Hall NOV 16, 2022 BESSMA KHALAF ARTIST LECTURE 7:00–8:30 pm, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL An artist lecture from esteemed Iraq-born, Oakland-based artist Bessma Khalaf whose video work is featured in MCAM’s fall exhibition Shifting Terrains. Khalaf employs processes of degradation (burning, smashing, shattering, melting, defacing, eating, regurgitating) to her work in photography, video, sculpture, and performance to explore the boundaries of landscape, place, and image. In conjunction with the 2022-2023 Art & Visual Culture Department Art Lecture Series.