American Artist in conversation with Ayana Jamieson

Shaper of God: American Artist in conversation with Ayana Jamieson

In celebration of the opening of American Artist: Shaper of God at REDCAT, the artist joins Octavia E. Butler scholar Ayana Jamieson to discuss Butler’s continued resonance in contemporary life and the author’s intersections with American Artist's upbringing in Altadena, CA. Curator Adam Kleinman will moderate the discussion to be followed by audience Q&A.

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Public reception in the gallery, 5pm - 7pm


American Artist makes thought experiments that mine the history of technology, race, and knowledge production, beginning with their legal name change in 2013.

Ayana Jamieson is an educator, mythologist, depth psychologist and founder of the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network.

Adam Kleinman examines how forms of information describe, prescribe, organize, and even misrepresent reality; he is Lead Curator for North America at KADIST.

This program is co-presented by LACMA Art + Technology Lab.

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TUE 5/31
7:00 pm

In keeping with CalArts policy and current Los Angeles County Public Health recommendations, and for the safety and comfort of our community, all patrons and guests must provide proof of full vaccination, including a booster if eligible.

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff