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Recap: Living Time: Art and Life After ‘Art-Into-Life’

On February 20 and 21, the Arts Research Center was delighted to welcome over 200 attendees to the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Gund Theater as our ARC community debated and discussed the connections surrounding and between the boundaries separating “art” and “life.” We were equally delighted to host 15 celebrated international, national and Bay Area artists, curators, and scholars from a variety of art fields who presented on historical and contemporary, visual and performance based iterations of the distinctly 20th century cultural phenomenon of ‘art-into-life’.

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Recap: Impact in the Arts Think Tank

On January 17, the Arts Research Center brought together Bay Area leaders in the arts and culture and UC Berkeley arts, humanities, and social science professors to address social and economic ‘impact’ in different artistic models. This daylong think tank discussion kicked off a series of related but differentiated activities we are plotting this term to explore a variety of research and art practices that address social and economic questions in the arts.

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Occupy as Form: Recap

“The central framing device for the working session was to try to consider the overlapping roles of activism, art, and scholarship. There were several activities that were designed to cultivate discussion about these overlapping concerns including a lively “speed dating” session in which the participants were set up in pairs and given the opportunity to quickly exchange insights about the personal meaning and significance of the movement.”

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Occupy as Form: Photo Recap

On February 10, 2012, the Arts Research Center hosted Occupy as Form: A Working Session, an event which explored questions of “formal” concepts related to Occupation, reflecting on the movement’s significance, techniques, and future. We would like to thank all participants for their thoughtful contributions to a stimulating discussion. A photo album of the day […]