Art Papers Presents

Kim Anno: Films in Progress

On the occasion of “Wonder,” Kim Anno’s latest exhibition in Atlanta (September 13 – October 21, 2017), ART PAPERS and Marcia Wood Gallery are pleased to present a screening of the artist’s recent and in-progress film and video works.

The screening, taking place adjacent to “Wonder”’s mini-retrospective of works from 2012-2017, will be accompanied by a Q&A with ART PAPERS editor and artistic director, Victoria Camblin.

Kim Anno works in painting, photography, video, film, and most recently, tapestry, to address humanity’s relationship to the natural environment. An educator and an environmental activist, Anno’s socially engaged practice has examined climate change and its social and emotional impact on those who live or may soon live through it. Her ongoing photo and video project “Men and Women in Water Cities” addresses cultural adaptation and resiliency of coastal communities facing imminent sea level rise, documenting actors, athletes, musicians, and dancers in areas including Berkeley, CA, Havana, Cuba, and the Florida Keys. Anno is currently in production on two projects: “90 Miles From
Paradise,” a scripted film shot in Southern Florida and Havana, and “¡Quba!,” an LGBTQ documentary shot in five Cuban cities.

Anno’s work has been collected and exhibited across the United States and Europe, as well as in Korea and South Africa. She has received fellowships and awards from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, theOpen Circle Foundation, and the Berkeley FILM Foundation, as well as a Sustainable Arts residency at Kala Art Institute. Anno has published two artists’ books with the poet Anne Carson. She is a professor at theCalifornia College of the Arts and the founder of Wild Project, a non-profit created to “collaborate with communities world wide through fearless
art, film, and performance productions to inspire resiliency in the face of adversity.”

Work from “Men and Women in Water Cities” was featured on the cover of ART PAPERS May/June 2016, an issue that sought to connect readers across waterways, seas, oceans, and fluid corporate bodies.

This event is free, accessible, and open to the public.