a.k.a. Nikki S. Lee

Oct 27, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

a.k.a. Nikki S. Lee photo

In her first feature-length movie, artist Nikki S. Lee explores identity and conformity by photographing herself as a member of various ethnic groups and subcultures (skateboarders, Latinas, Long Island housewives). The quasi-documentary follows her from the Venice Bienniale to a fashion shoot to the homes of people who've bought her art, watching her change characters all the while. The real story, though, is the delicate dance between Lee and her collectors, in which it's the patron, not the artist, who craves acceptance. Shown in conjunction with Persona: A Body in Parts. Directed by Nikki S. Lee, 2006. 60 minutes.

A post-screening discussion on Nikki S. Lee's work follows.

 

Persona: A Body in Parts and related public programs are made possible through the support of the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, and Jaguar Land Rover of Greensboro, a Flow Automotive Company. Special thanks to Heather Flow and to Carol Cole and Seymour Levin.

 

 

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