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Rick Lowe: “Social and Community Engaged Work: The Genuine and the Artificial”

November 17, 2014, 7:30-9:00pm
The David Brower Center, Berkeley CA

Rick Lowe is an artist and community organizer and founder of Project Rowhouses, a community-based arts and culture organization in one of Houston’s oldest African-American neighborhoods. In September, 2014, Lowe received a MacArthur Foundation “genius award” for his visionary work in purchasing and restoring twenty-two shotgun houses to create an arts venue and community support center. For his Regents Lecture, “Social and Community Engaged Work: The Genuine and the Artificial” Lowe will speak on socially engaged art and activism.

Sam Durant’s installation, “We Are the People,” on view at Project Row Houses in 2003. Photo by Rick Lowe, courtesy Project Row Houses.

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ARC Reads: Cheryl Haines & @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz

As part of the Art, Activism and Technology lecture series, Cheryl Haines, Executive Director of FOR-SITE Foundation and Curator of “@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz” will present “Creative Interventions and Social Activation.” Below are selected reviews of the exhibition and readings in preparation for her talk.    Kenneth Baker, “Ai Weiwei Installation on Alcatraz: No Breakout,” San Francisco Chronicle, […]


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Arts Research Center 2012-2014 Bi-Annual Report

ARC 2012-2014 Bi-Annual Report_FINAL_low res Read ARC Director Shannon Jackson’s summary of the 2012-14 academic years, highlighting ARC’s many accomplishments (Reimagining the Urban: Bay Area Connections Across the Arts and Public Space, Impact in the Arts Think Tank, Living Time: Art and Life After ‘Art-Into-Life’, Bruce Beasley: The Rondo Series in Context, Nordic Time Zones: Time-based art […]


Valuing Labor in the Arts – A Special Issue of Art Practical

When is it okay to work for free? Is it acceptable as long as you’re working with—or for—another artist? What is an artistic service? These are just a few of the hundreds of questions circulating for artists working in the 21st-century economy, and the central theme of the special two-part issue of Art Practical curated by the Arts Research Center in […]

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