Exhibition: John Sims AfroDixia: A Righteous Confiscation
Sims will be in residence at 701 CCA’s live-work space May 4 – 25, 2021, and June 10 – 17, 2021. During that time he will finish writing his play “The Proper Way to Hang a Confederate Flag”, an exploration of the 20 years of artistic practice and experience around this particular body of work dealing with the Confederate flag. The public will have several opportunities to engage Sims at the following events.
May 11, 6 PM: Meet the Artist
May 18, 6:30 PM: In Conversation:
701 CCA Artist in Residence John Sims &
Dr. Bobby Donaldson, Associate Professor of History &
the Director of the Center for Civil Rights History and Research,
at the University of South Carolina
June 10: Table Reading of Sims’ play “The Proper Way To Hang the Confederate Flag” June 17: AfroDixie Remix: The Listening Party
The AfroDixie Remixes, Sims’ 13-year music project, confronts the song Dixie – the anthem of the Confederacy – by subversively remixing through a collection of 14 tracks of Dixie in the many genres of Black music: Spiritual, Blues, Jazz, Funk, Calypso, Samba, Soul, R&B, House, and Hip Hop by various musicians.
701 CCA’s mission is to promote understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art. With a gallery and live-work space for an Artist-in-Residence program, the Center provides artists with resources to develop, create and exhibit visual arts in conjunction with
performing, literary and media arts. 701 CCA also offers year-round cultural programming, including contemporary art exhibitions and events that are free and open to the public. For further inquiries or high-resolution images, contact Michaela Pilar Brown, Interim Executive Director, at [email protected] or (803) 319-9949.
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