Film Screening: Simone Fattal's "Autoportrait"

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute
April 25, 2013 7:00 pm

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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.

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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.