Upcoming ARC Event | Poetry and the Senses Launch:

Poetry and the Senses Launch and Conversation
With Indira Allegra, Chiyuma Elliott, and Lyn Hejinian

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
5:30 – 7:00pm: Readings + Conversation
7:00 – 7:30pm: Reception + Celebration
Morrison Library, UC Berkeley

Co-sponsored by Arts Research Center and Engaging the Senses Foundation

The launch party for our “Poetry and the Senses” program sponsored by Engaging the Senses Foundation, this event will include local poets Indira Allegra, Chiyuma Elliott, and Lyn Hejinian, who will offer readings and comments followed by a conversation. How does poetry offer a model for engaging the world, and how can we think of it as a political or ethical resource?

For more information, please click here.

In Brazil? Upcoming Seminar | Histories of Dance (Histórias da Dança) at MASP in São Paulo

This is the third of a series of seminars anticipating the curatorial project around the Histories of Dance, which will orient MASP’s whole program of collective and solo exhibitions, lectures, publications, and courses during the year of 2020.

The first seminar took place in December 2018 and counted on the participation of Carmen Luz, Claudia Müller, Ismael Ivo, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Mathieu Copeland, and Thomas J. Lax. The second seminar, held in August 2019, had presentations of Will Rawls, Christine Greiner, Manuel Segade, Béatrice Josse, Giselle Guilhon, and Kélina Gotman.

Starting from different case studies, this third seminar, taking place on February 14, aims at stimulating a discussion on the politics of bodies in movement. With the participation of researchers, choreographers, dancers, and curators, the contributions put in perspective which are the dancing bodies and what moves them.

Tickets will be available two hours before the seminar at the Museum’s box office. Please see MASP website for details.

Histories of Dance (Histórias da Dança) at MASP is organized by curator Adriano Pedrosa, artistic director, MASP; Julia Bryan-Wilson, adjunct curator of modern and contemporary art, MASP; and Olivia Ardui, assistant curator, MASP. For more details, see here.

Now Online | In Terms of Performance, a keywords anthology for contemporary cultural practice

In Terms of Performance is a keywords anthology designed to provoke discovery and generate shared literacies across disciplines. It features essays and interviews from more than 50 prominent artists, curators, presenters, and scholars who reflect on common yet contested terms in contemporary cultural practice. The publication is produced by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia and the Arts Research Center and is co-edited by Shannon Jackson, former director of the Arts Research Center, and Paula Marincola, executive director of the Pew Center. To read the free publication online, please see here.