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Arts Research Center Blog

 

Formally ARC Muses, the Arts Research Blog blog is an online forum for reflection and conversation about the arts and design, featuring posts by ARC-affiliated faculty and participants in ARC-sponsored programs and across the campus.


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“Arts of Critique” Podcasts

“Arts of Critique” 2018-2019 Event Podcasts   ARC’s 2018-19 programs had a special focus on the critical potential of arts from the Global South. During the past year we asked questions about the relationship between art and critique from the standpoint of social and political exigencies of our times, by thinking with contemporary artists, writers, scholars […]


Critique/De-coloniality/Diaspora: May 6

Critique/De-coloniality/Diaspora Nadia Yala Kisukidi | How to Philosophize in a Dominated Country Rocío Zambrana | Pasarse políticamente: Hopeful Acts of Protest in Puerto Rico Monday, May 6, 2019 5:00-7:00pm 470 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley Note: On Tuesday, May 7, from 10-4pm, Professors Kisukidi and Zambrana will be holding a seminar as part of their campus visit. RSVP required. […]


Curating Dirty Looks: April 25

“Curating Dirty Looks and Presenting the Queer Cinematic Avant-Garde” – curator talk and screening by Bradford Nordeen Thursday, April 25, 2019 5:00-7:00pm Dwinelle Hall, Room 142/Nestrick Room, UC Berkeley    Ranging from digital drag revisionism to post-bohemian celluloid, this screening and talk showcase works from eight years of “Dirty Looks,” a queer avant-garde film series that, since […]


Les Blank Lecture: Susana de Sousa Dias: April 24

Les Blank Lecture: Susana de Sousa Dias Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:00pm Luz obscura (film screening) Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive  Tickets: LINK Susana de Sousa Dias continues her exploration of Portugal’s tragic past in Luz obscura, a moving experimental essay film on political imprisonment, government oppression, and the families left behind in their wake. […]


ARC Fellows: The Archaeologist and the Replica: 3D printing at Aidonia (Greece)

ARC Fellows: The Archaeologist and the Replica: 3D printing at Aidonia (Greece) Submitted by our 2019 ARC Fellow Team: Kim Shelton (Classics/Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology) and David Wheeler (Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology) In April of 1993, a unique collection of Mycenaean sealstones and gold jewelry went up for auction at the Michael Ward […]


ARC Fellows: Sound Reproduction as Biological Reproduction

ARC Fellows: Sound Reproduction as Biological Reproduction Submitted by our 2019 ARC Fellow Team: Delia Casadei & Kim Sauberlich (Music) When we talk of the reproduction of sound, or of music, we usually mean either a musical score–perhaps in the Western script of five-line staffs, clefs and bars–or a sound recording, whether analogue (on an external […]


ARC Fellows: Challenging Mirrorworld

ARC Fellows: Challenging Mirrorworld Submitted by our 2019 ARC Fellow Team: Ronald Rael (Department of Architecture, in the College of Environmental Design, and the Department of Art Practice) & Ioanna Sotiriou (College of Environmental Design) On the 12th of February, 2019, Kevin Kelly – the editor of WIRED Magazine – published an article called “Mirrorworld”. […]


ARC Fellows: If We Must Die: Conversations about Grieving, Social Justice, Healing & Creating

ARC Fellows: If We Must Die: Conversations about Grieving, Social Justice, Healing & Creating Submitted by our 2019 ARC Fellow Team: Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle (Art Practice) & Ree Botts (African Diaspora Studies) If We Must Die: Conversations about Grieving, Social Justice, Healing & Creating is a proposal initiated by Department of Art Practice faculty Kenyatta […]


Art as Critique Conference

Art as Critique Conference Felix Rosen on ARC’s Art as Critique Conference on March 1, 2019 The Art as Critique Conference that took place on Friday, March 1st 2019, arose out of a series of collaborative discussions on the project of maintaining, claiming, and mobilizing art as political critique, as something wrapped up with ongoing global […]