On Friday March 13, ARC hosted the Questioning Aesthetics Symposium, where we invited a range of scholars and artists to help us think through three unique yet connected frames of “aesthetics,” asking: When is art participatory? When is computing aesthetic? and When is art contemporary?All of the individual presentations, and each of the panel conversations, testified […]
On Tuesday, January 13, The Arts Research Center was delighted to welcome Laura Callanan, the newly appointed Senior Deputy Chairman at the National Endowment for the Arts, for a salon conversation on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the Arts with ARC Director Shannon Jackson. They were joined by the leaders of a variety of Bay Area arts […]
As a foreign visiting researcher it was very interesting to hear about both Ricks’ work, and related projects and issues in the Bay Area. It formed interesting discussions about social and cultural challenges and opportunities in the field between artistic practice, thoughts on urban transformation and actual spatial interventions.
When I learned of the tour to International Boulevard, I was working on a paper about Eastmont, a declining neighborhood in East Oakland, and was impressed by the scarred history of the boulevard. It was an amazing experience to join the tour with Rick and see the artists’ efforts to turn the long-neglected community into a dynamic neighborhood.
I’m still “feeding” off the highlights from Rick Lowe’s residency — experiencing trickle-down nuggets from his lectures, the reception, the symposia, and the amazing community conversation at the end of the Tour of the Richmond Greenway.
The Arts Research Center would like to thank our community’s support of ARC’s 10-day whirlwind residency with artist Rick Lowe! Rick’s stay with us was jam-packed with a range of activities, from lectures, symposia, tours and studio visits, and we are so grateful for his unceasing energy and inspiration throughout.
The Arts Research Center kicked off the fall season of programs and events with a “birthday party” celebration in honor of its 15th anniversary on campus, held at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive on August 25, 2014. Below is the short synopsis, and a welcome to the fall arts season, written by […]
Ok, so I have been working on a project with a friend and I am thinking about ways to get heavier on purpose, un-interface my need for collectivity, and to settle endless desiring and the pursuing precariousness.
I wrote a little shortie poem, related-ish…
part of desire and want and longing are done for survival
right, like if we didn’t hungrily want our mothers milk no calcium would get to our young baby bones and we would die
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I appreciated that this conference had plenty of artists leading the workshops….and I trust that they were all paid, well. I know how much work it is to prepare for these workshops. I appreciated and enjoyed that Cassie Thornton used her persona for parts of our workshop, Big Soft (BS) Contract, and I think it gave people some space to get in touch with their feelings about debt.
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I participated in two workshops. The first: Collective Actions, Moving Thought lead by Sara Wookey and the second: The Exchange Archive led by Caroline Woolard. When I first walked into the registration area I was excited to see a real mix of people, and I later found out that they artists from different disciplines, established artists, new artists, curators, and scholars, but mostly a diverse array of visual artists. I was impressed by the interest and drive of these artists to take on the deep problems of artwork value and compensation.
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