In keeping with our mission to “inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialog,” BAMPFA invites all members of our community to come together on Friday, January 20. In the spirit of celebrating inclusion and promoting an open society, we are offering free admission and expanded programming throughout the day. All are welcome to visit the galleries and participate in any of the following events and activities:
BAMPFA galleries open 11 AM–9 PM, free admission
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM: Poster and Sign Making—Those looking to exercise their right to free speech visually are invited to drop in for artist-facilitated poster and sign making, going on all day. Materials provided.
Noon: Meditation—Jill Satterfield of Vajra Yoga leads a mindfulness meditation session for all levels.
3:00 PM: Discussion—Codex: Embodied Language and the Form of the Book Peter Rutledge Koch, founding director of the biennial Codex International Book Fair and Symposium, gives an illustrated talk about the role of the book as a work of art in contemporary practice.
5:00 PM: Concert—A performance by Celli@Berkeley, an all-cello ensemble founded by UC Berkeley students dedicated to dynamic performances in alternative spaces.
6:00 PM: Workshop—Artist Barry Ebner leads a demonstration and participatory workshop exploring monotype, a printmaking technique that embraces chance, gesture, and immediacy to produce unique images.
7:00 PM: Film screening—Tampopo, Juzo Itami's 1986 hit Japanese satire of samurai films and Westerns, is one of the best-loved foodie films ever made. (Buy tickets; regular prices apply)
On view in the galleries:
Slow Reading, Slow Seeing: Cal Conversations
Buddhist Art from the Roof of the World: Transmission of the Dharma
Andy Warhol: Still Lifes and Portraits
Michael Armitage / MATRIX 263
Art Wall: Terri Friedman
Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta
Image: © Nathaniel Russell 2016