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November 2017

Durham Art Walk

November 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Power Plant Gallery, Power Plant Gallery
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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We will be open our regular Saturday hours, from 11am-6pm, and welcome all those enjoying the Durham Art Walk to stop by and explore the events and exhibitions inside American Tobacco Campus.

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Durham Art Walk

November 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Power Plant Gallery, Power Plant Gallery
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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We will be open special hours on Sunday, from 1pm-5pm, and welcome all those enjoying the Durham Art Walk to stop by and explore the events and exhibitions inside American Tobacco Campus.

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Opening Reception with Jeainny Kim

November 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Power Plant Gallery, Power Plant Gallery
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Photograph by Jeainny Kim

(as) Thick as Thieves Jeainny Kim. Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 5pm–8pm Artist talk begins at 6:30pm This event is free. A light reception will be served. Jeainny Kim turns ordinary objects into surreal photographs using unique scanner techniques, that imbue her camera-less photographs with a three-dimensionality. Through her arrangements of everyday materials, Kim gives form to emotion and the physicality of the human body undergoing uncertainty, welcoming sexuality, experiencing passion, rejection and loss. Kim was born in Seoul…

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Judith Wechsler: The Passages of Walter Benjamin

November 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Full Frame Theater, 320 Blackwell St.,
Durham, 27701 United States
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Judith Wechsler THE PASSAGES OF WALTER BENJAMIN Frame Theater, American Tobacco Campus Reception with filmmaker Judith Wechsler: 6:00-6:30pm Film Screening will begin at 6:30pm, followed by Q&A In 1933, Walter Benjamin, one of the most brilliant literary and cultural critics of his time, fled Berlin for Paris. There he sat, at the Bibliothèque nationale, working in poverty and relative obscurity on his most important project, The Arcades Project. With the backdrop of totalitarianism spreading across the European continent, Benjamin explored…

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December 2017

PPG Nuclear War Film Series: UNCLEAR About Nuclear War

December 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Power Plant Gallery, Power Plant Gallery
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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UNCLEAR ABOUT NUCLEAR WAR

Join us for the start of our Nuclear War Film Series on Third Friday Durham, December 15, 2017. Kicking us off is Durham Cinematheque with Unclear About Nuclear War. No ticket required. Films will be playing on a loop throughout the evening. The installation Unclear about Nuclear War will feature Cold War atomic bomb films and Cold War television commercials for consumer products, layered with very large abstract and “unreadable” images. Cinematheque director Tom Whiteside has designed this show specifically…

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January 2018

PPG Nuclear War Film Series: The Day After (1983)

January 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Full Frame Theater, 320 Blackwell St.,
Durham, 27701 United States
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The Day After [1983]

/Jan. 11, 2018 6:30pm The Day After (1983) Directed by Nicholas Meyer. Distributed by Swank Pictures. Click Here to reserve your tickets. The Day After is an American television film that first aired on November 20, 1983, on the ABC television network. More than 100 million people, in nearly 39 million households, watched the program during its initial broadcast. The film postulates a fictional war between NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact that rapidly escalates into a full-scale nuclear exchange…

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Open Late: Third Friday Durham

January 19 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Power Plant Gallery, Power Plant Gallery
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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The PPG will be open until 8pm for Third Friday Durham. Don’t miss The Way Things Can Happen by Erin Johnson /an alternate history of nuclear war/ on view January 2–March 3, 2018.

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February 2018

PPG Nuclear War Film Series: Buzz One Four

February 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Full Frame Theater, 320 Blackwell St.,
Durham, 27701 United States
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Buzz One Four by Matt McCormick

/Feb. 8, 2018 6:30pm Buzz One Four (2017) A documentary by Matt McCormick. Click Here to reserve your tickets. A family portrait, complete with crashed planes and lost nuclear bombs… Buzz One Four is a documentary film that chronicles the ill fated flight of a Cold War B-52 bomber loaded with two thermonuclear bombs that crashed 90 miles from Washington DC. Evidence suggests that the crash, which put the safety of the bombs and the crewmen onboard the plane in…

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FSP@PPG: Creative Responses to the Threat of Nuclear War

February 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Power Plant Gallery, Power Plant Gallery
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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FSP@PPG: Creative Responses to the Threat of Nuclear War Thursday, February 15, 2018 12pm-1:15pm A light lunch will be provided This discussion will focus on the intersection of activism and art in response to the threat of nuclear war. Held in conjunction with the Power Plant Gallery's exhibit of artist Erin Johnson’s The Way Things Can Happen, which revisits the 1983 made-for-tv movie The Day After, the discussion will include Erin Johnson, UNC-Chapel Hill artist and professor elin O’Hara slavick,…

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Erin Johnson: Artist’s Reception

February 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Power Plant Gallery, Power Plant Gallery
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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ERIN JOHNSON THE WAY THINGS CAN HAPPEN /an alternate history of nuclear war/ On view: January 2–March 3, 2018 Reception and Artist’s Talk with Erin Johnson Third Friday Durham February 16, 2018, 5–8pm In this multi-channel video installation, on view January 2–March 3, 2018, Erin Johnson creates a space to consider an alternate history in which the United States was destroyed by nuclear war. Using the imaginary as a political tool, Johnson returns to Lawrence, Kansas to film local residents,…

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Power Plant Building, Suite 100 American Tobacco Campus 320 Blackwell Street Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-660-3622 | Email: PowerPlantGallery@duke.edu | Mailing Address: Box 90800 Durham, NC 27708-0800