• Kahlil Joseph. Photo: Jake Michaels

POSTPONED: Kahlil Joseph in Conversation with Leigh Raiford and Shannon Jackson

This event has been postponed to a later date. Updates will be posted at artsdesign.berkeley.edu. Thank you for your understanding.

Join artist and filmmaker Kahlil Joseph for an evening of conversation focused on BLKNWS, an ongoing project that blurs the lines between art, journalism, entrepreneurship, and cultural critique. A “fugitive newscast” that explores and exposes traditional media formats, BLKNWS made its international debut as an anchoring project of the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019, and was included in the 2020 Sundance Film Festival New Frontier slate with screenings across the country. In addition to public satellite installations around the world, BLKNWS is held in the collections of private individuals and public art institutions, highlighting its innovative dual function as both a work of art and a business. With rolling installations planned across the UC Berkeley campus during the 2020–21 academic year, this conversation will address the various permutations of BLKNWS and the extensive efforts and interests supporting the project.

Joseph is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley faculty Leigh Raiford, associate professor and H. Michael and Jeanne Williams Chair of African American Studies and affiliate faculty in the Program in American Studies and the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies; and Shannon Jackson, associate vice chancellor for the arts and design, Cyrus and Michelle Hadidi Chair in the Humanities, and professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies.

Seat reservations are required for this free event. Reservations will be available beginning April 6 at artsdesign.berkeley.edu.