Category Archives : Blog


Art, Social Media and Inclusion: Black Futures with Kimberly Drew

Art, Social Media and Inclusion: Black Futures with Kimberly Drew Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series Black Futures: On Race in Art, Curation, and Digital Engagement with Kimberly Drew and Stephen Best, October 16, 2017 It was hard to find an empty seat that evening in the auditorium. Kimberly […]


Visibility and Recognition

Visibility and Recognition Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series Assembling the Native Commons with Tony Abeyta and Corrina Gould, October 9, 2017 Tony Abeyta and Corrina Gould’s presentation had a special connotation as it was held during Indigenous People’s day. While many parts of the country celebrate Columbus Day, […]


Cinematic experience: Curating the Moving Image: From Cinemas to Galleries with Kate MacKay

Cinematic experience: Curating the Moving Image: From Cinemas to Galleries with Kate MacKay Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA | Curation Across Disciplines talk Cinematic experience: Curating the Moving Image: From Cinemas to Galleries with Kate MacKay (BAMPFA), October 4, 2017. “To start this conversation, let’s watch a movie” The lights come down and […]


The initiator: Implementing Arte Útil with Tania Bruguera

The initiator: Implementing Arte Útil with Tania Bruguera Laura Belik on the Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA | Public (Re)Assembly talk series Implementing Arte Útil with Tania Bruguera, October 2, 2017 Tania Bruguera calls herself an “initiator”. Known for her political art and performance, Bruguera explains how her works create opportunities for reflection and conversation through […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]