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Martin Wong: Human Instamatic at BAMPFA

September 20 - December 10
BAMPFA, 2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States

Martin Wong: Human Instamatic BAMPFA September 20–December 10, 2017 This exhibition surveys the career of Chinese American painter Martin Wong (1946–1999), from his early years painting street portraits in Northern California—where he dubbed himself the “Human Instamatic”—to his role in New York’s gritty downtown art scene in the 1970s and 1980s and his late work in San Francisco before his untimely death from AIDS. Wong was born in Portland, Oregon, and grew up near San Francisco’s Chinatown. After a year at UC Berkeley, he studied ceramics at Humboldt State University in Eureka. During the 1970s, dividing his time between Eureka and San Francisco, he made scroll poems in idiosyncratic calligraphy and designed sets for psychedelic experimental theater groups the Cockettes and Angels of Light. More Info

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Free Screening of “Dhamma Brothers” hosted by Mangalam Center

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Mangalam Center, 2018 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States

Join the Mangalam Center of Downtown Berkeley as they kick off the Dharma & Film series on Friday, December 8th, from 6-8pm! They will show Dhamma Brothers, a 2007 film, which the NY Times called a "thinking-head documentary about finding answers within for those who can't get out." Following the film, Mangalam will have a dialogue with special guests, Enrique Collazo and Devon Mairie of Against the Stream Meditation Society and Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme), about teaching meditation in alternative settings. All are welcome! Light refreshments will be provided, and you may bring outside food in for the event. There is a suggested donation (dana) of $10 for the evening's event. Get Tickets

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