A Non-Zero-Sum Game:
Sports, Art, and the Moving Image


Organized by Astria Suparak and Brett Kashmere



A Non-Zero-Sum Game: Sports, Art, and the Moving Image
 is a series of events launching, and part of, INCITE: Sportstaking place in bookstores, galleries, and cinemas.

UPCOMING EVENTS

CLAREMONT, CA:

April 6, 4pm:
Pitzer College, Benson Auditorium.
THE NATION'S FINEST Film Screening. Astria Suparak and Brett Kashmere provide an illustrated preview of INCITE: Sports. Followed by a reception.


CHICAGO:

April 12, 6pm:
Conversations at the Edge (CATE)
at Gene Siskel Film Center
THE NATION'S FINEST Film Screening
RSVP on Facebook.


SANTA CRUZ:

May 9, 7pm:
University of California, Santa Cruz. Studio C, Communications Building. Co-presented by Wednesday Night Cinema Society and CDAR (Center for Documentary Arts and Research).


LOS ANGELES:

July 17:
18th Street Arts Center
, Santa Monica. Launch event to be announced.

Fall 2018:
University of California, Los Angeles.
Details to be announced.


Events in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and other locations will be announced later this year.

 

PAST EVENTS

SAN FRANCISCO
:

January 246:30pm: Bar, 7pm: Program.
Kadist
, 3295 20th St. Free.
POWER FORWARD. An evening of athletics, politics, and art. Ezekiel Kweku (politics editor, New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer) and Ameer Loggins (writer, scholar, and regular contributor to The Athletic) in conversation, moderated by Sarah Hotchkiss (visual arts editor, KQED). Brett Kashmere and Astria Suparak provide an illustrated preview of INCITE: Sports. Works by Gao Mingyan, Chadwick Rantanen, Collier Schorr, and Hank Willis Thomas on view.

February 33pm:
Adobe Books Backroom Gallery, 3130 24th St. Free.
WINNINGEST Exhibition Reception. This exhibition divulges shameful and disregarded aspects of sports. It accentuates the kinships and struggles of athletes, and revels in the moments that break with the past and usher in new eras.
Artists, Writers, and Featured Athletes: Haig Aivazian, Darryl Dawkins, Sally Dixon, Cara Erskine, Karen Kraven, Mark Gonzales, Pasha Malla and Jeff Parker, Hazel Meyer and Cait McKinney, Ayanah Moor, Zinedine Zidane.
Readers: Charlie Mirador, Dania Cabello, David Senior, Darrin Martin, Dolores Garay, Dorothy Santos, Grace Rosario Perkins, Maysoun Wazwaz, Samara Halperin, Silky Shoemaker, Yuri Ono, Zoey Kroll.


February 177:30pm
San Francisco Cinematheque at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts701 Mission St.
THE NATION'S FINEST Film Screening. This program deconstructs the athlete body – how it is used for national, political, and social agendas, and how it is viewed and re-crafted by artists (who are sometimes athletic!).
Artists: Haig Aivazian, I AM A BOYS CHOIR, Internet, Tara Mateik, Nam June Paik, Keith Piper, and Lillian Schwartz.


March 3, 8pm: Doors and bar, 8:30pm: Program.
Other Cinema
 at Artists' Television Access992 Valencia St.
Film Screening + The Greatest Sports GIFs Ever contest. A Post-Olympics Cool Down and Pre-March Madness Warm Up, the first quarter brings an illustrated preview of the book from Sports editors Astria Suparak and Brett Kashmere. Next up is the Greatest Sports GIFs of All Time competition, with participation prizes (submit yours by Feb. 26 to: info (at) incite-online.net or via Twitter: @incite_online). During Intermission, sit in on the Raiderettes’ practice (c. 1960s footage). The 2nd half brings the editors’ selections of fan-made supercuts as well as video art from Anil Dash, Paper Rad, Rachel Rampleman, James Blagden, and more, and a rare screening of Nathaniel Dorsky’s football psychodrama A Fall Trip Home. Final quarter brings Sports Spectacles from Craig Baldwin’s collection, including Muhammad Ali’s pre-Thrilla in Manila promo, behind-the-scenes of the 49ers Jumbotron, a 1970s film trailer for The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings starring James Earl Jones, Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor, an excerpt of Cerro Pelado by Cuban agit-filmmaker Santiago Alvarez, and more. Pre-show loop by Lisa Young. Evening co-sponsored by Canyon Cinema.


COLUMBUS, OHIO:

Wexner Center for the Arts
March 1-31:
Exhibition
of Haig Aivazian's "How Great You Are O Son of the Desert!, Part I" in The Box

March 22:
4pm: Expanding the Field: Sports and Culture Discussion with Hanif Abdurraqib (author, They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us), Samuel Hodge (Ohio State Department of Human Sciences professor and coeditor of Black Males and Intercollegiate Athletics), and artist and writer Carmen Winant. Astria Suparak and Brett Kashmere provide an illustrated preview of INCITE: Sports.
RSVP on Facebook.
6pm: Sports Reception + Book Signing
7pm: THE NATION'S FINEST Film Screening
RSVP on Facebook.

 


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Image above: Tomb of the Diver (local limestone, circa 470BC), Paestum, present-day Italy. From "Slow Motion and Sports: Corporeal 'Imageries,' Hypnosis, and Transfigured Time" by Jasmine Pisapia in INCITE: Sports.





ABOUT THE CURATORS

Astria Suparak pledges allegiance to no team, but has curated sports-adjacent exhibitions and programs including Whatever It Takes: Steelers Fan Collections, Rituals, and Obsessions with Jon Rubin at Carnegie Mellon, Elusive Quality with Lauren Cornell at Participant Inc. and The Liverpool Biennial 2004, and the touring program Adolescent boys, and living rooms.

Brett Kashmere is the founding editor and publisher of INCITE.


 

 

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