Author Archives : arc_berkeley


Revisiting South of Market: A multi-generational conversation about change in the Bay Area – June 12

Keeping San Francisco Alive: A Frank Conversation June 12, 2015 The second of three “Friday Nights” celebrating the work of Janet Delaney, this evening offers a historical and contemporary perspective on the role of the arts in urban planning and public policy in San Francisco. Discussions across the museum will explore exemplary case studies, pivotal policy decisions, […]


Revisiting South of Market: A multi-generational conversation about change in the Bay Area – July 17

Art in City: The City in the Art July 17, 2015 Friday, July 17 6:00-8:30 pm Wilsey Court, de Young Museum In an exhibition particularly relevant to the Bay Area, Janet Delaney: South of Market relates the complex history of a changing San Francisco neighborhood through a selection of more than 40 photographs from the […]


ARC | A+D Working Group: The Arts and Economics

ARC | A+D Working Group: The Arts and Economics September 16, 11am to 1pm (recurring Wednesdays throughout the semester) Conceived as a forum to advance graduate study and to explore some of the institutional goals of UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design Initiative, this bi-weekly working group will focus on productive and fraught intersections between the […]


Questioning Aesthetics: Mapping the Conversation

Mapping the Conversation The Questioning Aesthetics Symposium takes up the term aesthetics as both the subject and object of critique, and as a way to explore and expand new forms of aesthetics research in many disciplines. In relation to the evolving conversations around participation, computing and the contemporary, scholars and artists from around the US will come […]


Questioning Aesthetics Symposium

March 13, 2015
308A Doe Library, UC Berkeley

In conjunction with the launching of the second, fully revised and expanded six volume edition of the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (July 2014), the Arts Research Center will co-host a full day symposium on March 13, 2015, looking at aesthetics as both the subject and object of critique, and as a way to explore and expand new forms of aesthetics research in many disciplines.


Mining the Archive: A Reader for the Questioning Aesthetics Symposium

The Questioning Aesthetics Symposium takes up the term aesthetics as both the subject and object of critique, and as a way to explore and expand new forms of aesthetics research in many disciplines. In relation to the evolving conversations around participation, computing and the contemporary, scholars and artists from around the US will come together for a day long symposium on Friday, March 13, 2015, to discuss the changing state of interdisciplinary art relations and question blind spots in the field.

The threads of these conversations are central to the research goals of Arts Research Center.  In a curated selection of our archive we reflect on how these questions have resonated through conversations about art and social change, art, the relationship between art and STEM fields and inter-arts inquiry.


ARC Affiliated Faculty Member Honored

UC Berkeley Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, Winnie Wong has just been awarded the 2015 Joseph Levenson Book Prize by the Association of Asian Studies for her book Van Gogh on Demand: China and the Readymade. The book was also named one of the Top 10 Art Books of 2014 by Hyperallergic. Congratulations, Winnie!


winnie wong

ARC Affiliated Faculty Member Honored

UC Berkeley Assistant Professor of Rhetoric Winnie Wong has just been awarded the 2015 Joseph Levenson Book Prize by the Association of Asian Studies for her book Van Gogh on Demand: China and the Readymade. The book was also named one of the Top 10 Art Books of 2014 by Hyperallergic. Congratulations, Winnie!