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The Klansmen, the Journalist, and the Artist

With artist Deanna Bowen, curator Liz Park and Regan Good. On the occasion of the exhibition Traces in the Dark presented at the Institute of Contemporary Art, the University of Pennsylvania, UnionDocs presents an artist presentation, screening and conversation with the Toronto-based artist Deanna Bowen. She presents the findings from her meticulous research on Canadian and American Ku Klux Klan activities in performance, prints, bookwork, and collage at ICA in a group exhibition about the things that lie in the margins of recorded history. Through this body of work, Bowen advances her argument that iconic images of civil rights protest ironically occlude the Klan's activities, and, in response, she shines light on the invisible perpetrators. At UnionDocs, she discusses her research and screens her 2012 short film Paul Good at Notasulga, based on an original audio recording from 1964 of the late civil rights journalist Paul Good's coverage of a violent incident. Liz Park, Whitney-Lauder Curatorial Fellow at ICA and the curator of the exhibition, will moderate a conversation about the burden and privileges of being the keeper of an archive and of being the storyteller with Bowen and the late journalist's daughter Regan Good.

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