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Panel Discussion: Football, Head Trauma & Art

In conjunction with the exhibition Head Trauma: From the Outer Rim by kendallprojects, 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia presents a panel discussion June 26 at 6 p.m. The panel will be moderated by Chris White, film producer, director, screenwriter and actor. In this exhibition, Jason Kendall, also known as kendallprojects, addresses American football culture by exploring themes of identity construction, masculinity, violence in sports and conditional self-worth based on physical performance. The panel will focus on the dangers of head trauma in American football, and the self-destructive nature exhibited by many athletes, as well as arts ability to raise awareness of the issue.