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Maysles Cinema, 343 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027
Presented in partnership with Maysles Cinema, this edition of Studio Screen brings together three films to investigate migration, displacement, and hyphenated identities: American Hunger (2013, 19 min) by Ephraim Asili, La Tercera Raíz (The Third Root) (2015, 9 min) by Miatta Kawinzi, and an excerpt of ARS JUS PAX (Art, Justice, Peace) (2019, 30 min) by exhibiting artist Dozie Kanu.
A post-screening discussion will feature artists Ephraim Asili and Miatta Kawinzi in conversation with Studio Museum/MoMA Fellow Ravon Ruffin. Reception to follow.
This program is organized on the occasion of Dozie Kanu: Function. Dozie Kanu: Function is on view until March 15, 2020 at Studio Museum 127, 429 West 127th Street.
Maysles Cinema is wheelchair accessible.
Ephraim Asili is a Filmmaker, Deejay, and Traveler whose work focuses on the African diaspora as a cultural force. His films have screened in festivals and venues all over the world, including the New York Film Festival, NY; Toronto International Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Milano Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, MoMA, MoMA PS1, LAMOCA, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Whitney Museum. Asili currently resides in Hudson, NY, is a Professor in the Film and Electronic Arts Department at Bard College.
Miatta Kawinzi is a filmmaker, multi-disciplinary artist, and educator of Liberian and Kenyan heritage. Raised in the US South and based in NYC, she explores practices of re-imagining the self, identity, and culture through abstraction and poetics. She received an MFA in Studio Art from Hunter College. Her work has been presented in spaces including the Studio Museum in Harlem, MoMA PopRally, BRIC, and the IFC Center. She has been awarded artist residencies in spaces including POV Spark in partnership with the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture (NYC, DC, and Venice, Italy), Red Bull Arts Detroit (Detroit, MI), the Cité internationale des arts (Paris, France, with LMCC), the Bemis Center (Omaha, NE), and the Bag Factory (Johannesburg, South Africa). She received the 2018 Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant, administered by Queer|Art.
inHarlem is made possible thanks to Citi and The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.
Additional support is generously provided by The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Council; and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.