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ALL IS NOT LOST
October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDTFree
Artist Christy Chan brings her large-scale video projection piece to Downtown Oakland—a waterfall flowing backwards on the exterior walls of the 28-story Kaiser Center. All is Not Lost is a nighttime experience intended to offer a moment of pause in the chaos of our time.
Presented in conjunction with Shifting Terrains, MCAM’s fall 2022 exhibition examining artists’ engagement with the West Coast landscape.
ABOUT CHRISTY CHAN
Christy Chan is an interdisciplinary artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area, working primarily in video, installation, performance and public art. Her large-scale public art projects seek to foster opportunities for self-representation by communities of color, with the belief that storytelling is a form of narrative justice and narrative justice is a form of social justice. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at Southern Exposure, YBCA, and SOMArts in San Francisco; the New York Arts Foundation and Ortega y Gasset in New York; Film Independent in Los Angeles; and on NPR and PBS, among other institutions. Chan is the creator of Dear America, a mobile guerrilla public art project that projects the works of AAPI artists on high rise buildings throughout the Bay Area without permission. She has been awarded support or residencies from SFFILM, the California Arts Council, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Kala Art Institute, Montalvo Arts Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, Berkeley Film Foundation and other institutions. She is working on the feature film project Pen Pals which has been featured on NPR’s Snap Judgement and The New York Times and tells the story of Shelly, an 8-year-old girl who writes idealistic letters to the Ku Klux Klan after the Klan targets her family. Based on real-life events, Pen Pals draws on Chan’s experience growing up in a Southern town with a white nativism movement, an experience that continues to inform her ongoing explorations of race, power, and what it means to be an American. She holds an M.A. in Communication Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University. Chan was the 2022 A+P+I Artist in Residence at Mills College Art Museum and the recipient of a 2022 Guggenheim Fellowship award in Fine Art.