Category Archives : ARC Past Events


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. […]


Art as Critique conference: March 1

    Art as Critique conference Friday, March 1, 2019 9:00am-6:30pm Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities   ARC’s March’s conference Arts as Critique seeks to prompt the question of the relationship between art and criticism from the standpoint of social and political exigencies of our times, and to do so by thinking scholars […]


Artist & Curator: Silvia Gruner in conversation with Tarek Elhaik: February 20

Artist & Curator: Silvia Gruner in conversation with Tarek Elhaik Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:30-7:30pm Dwinelle Annex, Room 126 Co-sponsors: Arts Research Center and UCHRI. Join ARC for an artist talk with Silvia Gruner, followed by a conversation with Tarek Elhaik Silvia Gruner lives and works in Mexico City. She has always worked in diverse media such as […]


“We are not worried in the least” with Jasmina Metwaly: January 31

  “We are not worried in the least” Jasmina Metwaly, filmmaker, artist, and founder of the Mosireen Collective In conversation with Anneka Lenssen Thursday, January 31, 2019 5:00-7:00pm Dwinelle Hall, Room 142/Nestrick Room Co-sponsors: Arts Research Center, UCHRI, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, BAMPFA, Berkeley Film & Media Seminar.         Jasmina Metwaly/Mosireen […]


Kinetic Contemplation: Raqs Media Collective in Medias Res with Shuddhabrata Sengupta: November 7

Kinetic Contemplation: Raqs Media Collective in Medias Res with Shuddhabrata Sengupta   “Kinetic Contemplation: Raqs Media Collective in Medias Res” Shuddhabrata Sengupta in conversation with Professors Natalia Brizuela & Poulomi Saha Wednesday, November 7, 2018 5:00-7:00pm Maude Fife Room, Wheeler Hall, Room 315 Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and the University of California Humanities Research Institute, […]


Escritura, Trama Y Deseo: October 11

Escritura, Trama Y Deseo with Diamela Eltit   Escritura, Trama Y Deseo (Writing, Plot And Desire) Diamela Eltit in conversation with Natalia Brizuela and Francine Masiello Thursday, October 11, 2018 5:30-7:30pm Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities Please note: this event will be held in Spanish. Simultaneous English translation will be provided for those […]


Aruna D’Souza in Conversation with Allan deSouza: September 21

Aruna D’Souza in Conversation with Allan deSouza     Aruna D’Souza in Conversation with Allan deSouza Friday, September 21, 2018 5:00-7:00pm Maude Fife Room, Room 315, Wheeler Hall Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and the University of California Humanities Research Institute, the departments […]


The Politics & Poetics of Imagination in the Black Mediterranean with SA Smythe: September 13

The Politics & Poetics of Imagination in the Black Mediterranean with SA Smythe     The Politics & Poetics of Imagination in the Black Mediterranean with SA Smythe Thursday September 13, 2018 5:30-7:30pm Dwinelle Annex, Room 126 Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and the […]