The Arts of the Present | October 26–28, 2017
ASAP: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present is an international, nonprofit association dedicated to discovering and articulating the aesthetic, cultural, ethical, and political identities of the contemporary arts.
Friday, October 27 / 6:00-7:30 pm
About ASAP: ASAP’s conferences and symposia do not endorse any one critical methodology, political orientation toward the arts, or aesthetic criterion of evaluation. We welcome all forms of innovative or established scholarship that have as their primary purpose the advancement of humanistic learning and creative innovation. Because the contemporary arts operate globally and often across disciplines, the conference encourages groundbreaking comparative scholarship that promotes fellowship and scholarly interaction among its various constituents. A host institution is fully responsible for running the physical aspects of the conference and receives no monies from the Association toward these costs, though it can generate some revenue from conference registrations to offset some of these costs. The conference organizer for the host institution organizes the conference program with assistance from The ASAP Conference Program Committee. Hosting an ASAP conference or symposium offers many opportunities for institutions and groups to publicize their activities, broadcast their corporate identities to an international audience, and host an international and disciplinarily diverse group of world-renowned scholars and practitioners of the contemporary arts.
Sponsored by The Department of English, University of California, Berkeley; the Arts + Design Initiative at UC Berkeley; the Division of Arts and Humanities, University of California, Berkeley; the Arts Research Center, University of California, Berkeley; and the Townsend Center for the Humanities, University of California, Berkeley.
With additional support from The Department of English, Pomona College; the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present; ASAP/Journal; the Center for British Studies, University of California, Berkeley; the Center for New Media, University of California, Berkeley; the Institute of European Studies, University of California, Berkeley; the Holloway Series in Poetry, University of California, Berkeley; and the Departments of Art Practice, East Asian Languages and Culture, Film and Media, and Music at the University of California, Berkeley