In partnership with the Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA), Asian Art Museum and Asia Society, CAAM honors the memory of Bernice “Bingo” Bing by bringing her life and the evolution of her art to light in the screening of the documentary film, The Worlds of Bernice Bing, for the 2014 Asian Contemporary Art Week Sunday, September 28th. A fine artist, community activist, lesbian, and Asian American, Bing’s work became the intersectionality of all aspects of her identity and made waves in American art history. From archival footage and interviews with Bing’s colleagues, friends, and scholars in the field, the documentary pieces together her life from the many communities that she impacted. Even since the beginning, Bing has been an innovative expressionist—setting trends rather than following the times. The film traces her journey as she quietly affected the world around her.
The screening will be accompanied by a Q&A session feature the film’s director, Madeleine Lim, and film collaborators to openly discuss the film’s themes. Join in on the conversation as we discuss how artists separate (or don’t separate) their various identities from their work.
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