8:00 pm20:00

Black Lies & Fake News

Join artist Edgar Arceneaux and professor Mark C. Marino, director of the University of Southern California’s Humanities and Critical Code Studies Lab, for a discussion of new media’s role in the current transmission of fake news.

Artist Walk-through: Edgar Arceneaux
2:00 pm14:00

Artist Walk-through: Edgar Arceneaux

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Walk-through with Edgar Arceneaux

2pm - 3pm

Join Edgar Arceanuex as he navigates the narratives layered within Library of Black Lies.

About Edgar Arceneaux
Edgar Arceneaux (b. 1972 in Los Angeles) lives and works in Los Angeles. Arceneaux was the director of the Watts House Project from 1999-2012. Solo exhibitions of his work have been mounted at Kunstverein Ulm, Germany; Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects; The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York; and the Project, New York, among others. He has been included in group shows at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris; Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Orange County Museum of Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Kunstmuseum Basel; and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, and many more.

In Library of Black Lies, Arceneaux challenges the narrative of American progress, and in particular, African American progress through the selection, placement, and modification of books in a library of his own invention. Via this timely work, made last year, when fake news became “real” news and the content of real news was interrogated, the artist presses for a closer look not only at what is patently true or false, but at the more complicated stories about our past that lead us to where we are now.

Opening of Beta Main
1:00 pm13:00

Opening of Beta Main

Conversation with Amelia Jones, Meiling Cheng, Nao Bustamante, and Rodney McMillian
1pm - 2:30pm

Opening Reception
2:30pm - 5pm