Daily Archives: August 13, 2014


Valuing Labor in the Arts: A Practicum

This past April, ARC presented Valuing Labor in the Arts: A Practicum. This event hosted eight artist-led workshops in the UC Berkeley Museum of Art that developed exercises, prompts, or actions to engage questions of art, labor, and economics; the program also included a series of commissioned writings by critics and researchers whose work focuses […]

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Nordic Time Zones: Time-based art across disciplines in the Northern Landscape

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo (Closed roundtable, by invitation only) In March 2014, the Arts Research Center is partnering with Professor Knut Ove Arntzen (University of Bergen) to explore “Nordic Time Zones: Time-based art across disciplines in the Northern Landscape” as part of a generous research grant funded by the Peder Sather Center. For the […]


Impact in the Arts Think Tank

On January 17, the Arts Research Center brought together Bay Area leaders in the arts and culture and UC Berkeley arts, humanities, and social science professors to address social and economic ‘impact’ in different artistic models. This daylong think tank discussion kicked off a series of related but differentiated activities we are plotting this term […]


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Living Time: Art and Life After ‘Art-Into-Life’

In February 2014, and hosted to coincide with the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive’s spring exhibition, “The Possible,” this gathering brought together artists, curators, and scholars from a variety of art fields and regions of the world to think about the connections between and boundaries separating “art” and “life.”  While past gatherings […]


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Creative Time Live Stream

In October of 2012 and 2013, the Arts Research Center and the Curatorial Practice Program at the California College of the Arts partnered with Creative Time to host a live-streaming of their annual Creative Time Summit. The live-streaming event provided a collective viewing experience for Bay Area artists, curators, scholars, and activists who are concerned […]


Reimagining the Urban: Bay Area Connections Across the Arts and Public Space

In recent debates over the role of art and design in urban life, “San Francisco” and “the Bay Area” figure prominently, particularly in discourses and projects that tout the importance of “creativity” in the vitalization of the urban. This gathering took the temperature of current urban arts debates in the Bay Area, and asked how […]

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Spiraling Time: Intermedial Conversations in Latin American Arts

In March 2013 ARC programmed Spiraling Time, a day-and-a-half symposium that brought together artists who ranged across a varity of media, including film-maker Leandro Katz, writer Nuno Ramos, intermedia artist, Cecilia Vicuna, and activist artist Tania Bruguera.  Meanwhile,  scholars and curators from a variety of disciplines and countries investigated how various “time-based” art practices are […]


Temporal Shifts: Time Across Contemporary Chinese and Taiwanese Art Practices

Temporal Shifts, in February 2013, was organized in conjunction with a residency at the Arts Research Center by renowned Taiwanese playwright/director/filmmaker Stan Lai (Lai Sheng-Chuan), who was on campus for two weeks as an Avenali Resident Fellow in January and February of this same year. This daylong symposium brought together scholars such as Guo-Juin Hong […]


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Re-staging / Re-construction / Re-enactment: A Symposium in conjunction with Einstein on the Beach: An Opera in Four Acts

In October 2012, and in partnership with Cal Performances, ARC hosted a conversation on the restaging of the 1976 production of Einstein on the Beach: An Opera in Four Acts, a landmark event in music, dance, theater, and opera. The production brought together the minimalism of composer Philip Glass and choreographer Lucinda Childs with director/designer […]