Free and open to the public.
We are pleased to present the film Autoportrait (1971/2012, 45 min), by Syrian-born artist and publisher Simone Fattal. Frustrated with her practice as a painter, Fattal turned to the medium of filmmaking to document her life in Beirut, through the fragmented lens of memory, dreams, and half-remembered conversations.
In conjunction with the exhibition Words and Places: Etel Adnan, the CCA Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, and the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts present a series of talks and film screenings that examine issues called up by Adnan’s practice, and expand its frame of reference.
Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy & Bill Timken. Generous support provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and the CCA Curator's Forum.