A Conversation in Re-Memory of Bernice Bing

Event has passed (Mon Mar 23, 2009 - Mon Mar 23, 2009)
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts


A Conversation in Re-Memory of Bernice Bing
3/23, 7-9pm @ Timken Lecture Hall, CCA SF Campus
1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-2247
Free and open to the public!

Bernice Bing (1936 - 1998)

A San Francisco native, Chinese American, artist, lesbian, community activist--Bernice Bing, 62, was a bridge between many worlds. She came of age during the Beat era and entered the San Francisco arts landscape in the 1960s with her paintings, which synthesize abstract modernist painting with Chinese calligraphy.

With texts by Moira Roth, Diane Tani, Flo Wong, and Valerie Soe; we are very honored and proud to present the work of this important artist.

Qcc would like to thank the family of Bernice Bing for allowing us to reproduce her work for this presentation.

The Bernice Bing project was organized for Qcc by Rudy Lemcke and Lenore Chinn.

Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts presents a panel of speakers including Mills College's Moira Roth, CCA's Kim Anno, painter Lenore Chinn, installation artist Flo Oy Wong, and Executor of Bing's estate, Alexa Young.

A joint project of CCA, QCC, API Cultural Center, and Asian American Women Artists Association.

Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts brings together locally and nationally renowned artists, writers, filmmakers, and scholars for a series of conversations to discuss a broad range of LGBTQI topics in the humanities and the arts.

Sponsored by the Queer Cultural Center and the following programs at the California College of the Arts: Critical Studies, Visual Studies, the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies, and the Office of the Provost.


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