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Thu, Oct 21, 2021, 7:00 pm to Sat, Oct 23, 2021, 9:00 pm

BAMPFA // 2155 Center Street Berkeley, CA

Nicolás Pereda

There are two screenings of Fauna at BAMPFA: Thursday, October 21 at 7PM Saturday, October 23 at 7PM Buy Tickets Here A longtime collaborator’s ambivalence toward participating in the television show Narcos: Mexico triggered Nicolás Pereda’s newest work, which expands his familiar concerns—the rhythms, conversations, spaces, and silences of his native Mexico—into a rewarding metafictional investigation of storytelling and our...

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Wed, Sep 29, 2021, 4:00 pm to Fri, Oct 01, 2021, 7:30 pm

Platform Artspace & The Worth Ryder Gallery

www.refamiliarization.org/ Exhibition Concept A century ago, Viktor Shklovsky introduced the concept of “defamiliarization” to describe art’s revolutionary potential. Facing a world beset by habituation, automatism, and alienation, he proclaims that art “exists so that one may recover the sensation of life.” The COVID-19 pandemic has effected a thoroughgoing sense of defamiliarization—even the most quotidian habits have become strange. It...

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