Multidisciplinary artists Alima Lee and Kya Lou join Art + Practice on April 25 to discuss their individual practices as well as their process and experiences documenting Black life in Los Angeles. Lee and Lou will discuss their commitment to analog filmmaking and photography, the influence of music on their practice, the hyperlocal nature of their work, and the gendered dynamics embedded in the production of their work.
This program is organized on the occasion of Time is Running Out of Time: Experimental Film and Video from the L.A. Rebellion and Today, which is on view at Art + Practice through September 14, 2019 and is presented in conjunction with Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983, on view at The Broad through September 1, 2019.
Time is Running Out of Time is presented by Art + Practice in collaboration with The Broad, and is curated by The Broad’s Jheanelle Brown, Programs Manager, and Sarah Loyer, Associate Curator and Exhibitions Manager.
All contemporary art programs at Art + Practice are free and open to all. No RSVPs or tickets are required, but seating is limited, so please arrive early to find a seat. Ample metered and public lot parking is available.
Alima Lee is a filmmaker, designer, artist, curator, and DJ from New York and is currently based in LA. Her work explores themes of identity and intersectionality. She is Co-Founder and Art Director of Akashik Records music label, and Co-Host of a monthly show, “RhythmDeep” on NTS. Her film work has been presented at MOCA, the Smithsonian African American Museum, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, and ICA Boston, among others.
Kya Lou’s artistic practice is steeped in photography, sculpture, audio, and colour grading.
Her work is at the intersection of ancestral memory, community, landscape, and identity. She studies the existence of folk as branches without roots, and how that makes things come round in queer ways.
Lou’s work has been shown at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; Residency Art Gallery in Inglewood, among others. She is a graduate of the School of Arts and Architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles.
She is currently developing a body of work that examines how third party media functions in the separation from kin and Black archives.