|NANCY BUCHANAN, whose breakthrough videos on art and politics are recognized worldwide, will be screening two Chicago premieres on February 23 at 7pm at Uri-Eichen Gallery and Feb 24 at 2pm at the National Public Housing Museum.|
The videos are from the Message to the Grassroots TV series, produced by Michael Zinzun (1949-2006), a former Black Panther, tireless community organizer, and architect of the 1992 Watts gang truce. Nancy Buchanan, a Los Angeles artist who uses various media to bring social realities into view, was a key creative force in the production for its ten year run. Since Zinzun’s passing, she has acted to preserve his legacy and as many of the programs as possible.
Nancy will screen her powerful archival videos and lead a discussion about their relevance, Zinzun’s legacy, and how they impact our lives 40 years later.