Author Archives : Lauren Pearson


Performance everywhere

Performance everywhere Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA | Curation Across Disciplines talk Curating the Performing Arts in the Age of Performance with Shannon Jackson (Arts + Design, TDPS, Rhetoric), response by Rob Bailis (Cal Performances) “Performance is happening everywhere today”, began Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Arts + Design, UC Berkeley. Even […]

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Curation as research and resistance

Curation as Research and Resistance Laura Belik on Curation as Research | Contemporary Art in Central America: Miguel López and Emiliano Valdés in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson, September 19, 2017 The work of a curator is one of great responsibility, but often in different ways. Not only does the curator construct stories and introduce different […]


Curator, researcher, producer and story-teller

Curator, researcher, producer and story-teller Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA | Curation Across Disciplines talk Curating Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos with Apsara DiQuinzio It is always a great pleasure to have the opportunity to participate in a lecture with a curator that has a show on view. This week’s “Curation Across […]

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Creative Assembly Assembling on Mondays

Creative Assembly Assembling on Mondays Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series On Public (Re)Assembly with Shannon Jackson (Arts + Design and TDPS, Rhetoric), joined by Julia Bryan-Wilson (History of Art, ARC), Stephen Best (English), Ken Goldberg (Industrial Engineering), Nicholas de Monchaux (Architecture, BCNM), and Deirdre English (Journalism) As I […]


“Collaborations, Co-operatives, Coalition-building” Working Group

“Collaborations, Co-operatives, Coalition-building” Working Group   About The 2017-18 Critical Theory Working Group “Collaborations, Co-Operatives, Coalition-Building”: Composer, historian, and civil rights activist Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon once asserted, “if you’re in a coalition and you’re comfortable, you know it’s not a broad enough coalition.” Echoing Reagon’s sentiment, Judith Butler asserted in a recent public discussion […]

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Movement as Research: October 18

Movement as Research Cursors: Undoing Bodies Moved by Language Artist Talk with Will Rawls   Response by Tonika Sealy-Thompson (Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies) Wednesday, October 18 at 5:30 pm 308A Doe Library (map) What moves us, writes us, and undoes us? Rawls reflects on his research-based practice of interrogating the matter of marked bodies […]


Curation as Research: September 19

Curation as Research: Contemporary Art in Central America Miguel A. López and Emiliano Valdés in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson (History of Art) Tuesday, September 19 at 5:30 pm Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities (map) López and Valdés will reflect on their experiences organizing exhibitions that focus on the visual art and performance of […]

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Amateurism Across the Arts: March 9

Amateurism Across the Arts Conference Friday, March 9, 2018 Location TBD Amateurism Across the Arts is an exploration of vernacular, popular, fannish, kitsch, informal, self-taught, user-generated, and DIY production in music, architecture, literature, the visual arts, dance,  and new media– especially in relation to raced, classed, and gendered notions of value.  How do the implicitly skilled “arts” […]