“Arts of Critique” Podcasts

“Arts of Critique” 2018-2019 Event Podcasts

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ARC’s 2018-19 programs had a special focus on the critical potential of arts from the Global South. During the past year we asked questions about the relationship between art and critique from the standpoint of social and political exigencies of our times, by thinking with contemporary artists, writers, scholars and activists practicing in the global margins and zones of acute transition often called the Global South – from Africa, Latin America, South East Asia and the Middle East, to U.S. Latino, African American, Native American and Asian American communities.

We hope you enjoy the conversations! Visit our SoundCloud station for updates!


2018-2019 Events:

September 10, 2018
Mediations & Collaborations: A Conversation with Susan Meiselas

September 13, 2018
The Politics & Poetics of Imagination in the Black Mediterranean with SA Smythe

September 21, 2018
Aruna D’Souza in Conversation with Allan deSouza

October 11, 2018
Escritura, Trama Y Deseo (Writing, Plot And Desire)
Diamela Eltit in conversation with Natalia Brizuela and Francine Masiello

November 7, 2018
Kinetic Contemplation: Raqs Media Collective in Medias Res
Shuddhabrata Sengupta in conversation with Professors Natalia Brizuela & Poulomi Saha

January 31, 2019
“We are not worried in the least”
Jasmina Metwaly, filmmaker, artist, and founder of the Mosireen Collective, in conversation with Anneka Lenssen

…Coming Soon!

February 20, 2019
Artist & Curator: Silvia Gruner in conversation with Tarek Elhaik

April 25, 2019
“Curating Dirty Looks and Presenting the Queer Cinematic Avant-Garde” – curator talk and screening by Bradford Nordeen

May 6, 2019
Nadia Yala Kisukidi | How to Philosophize in a Dominated Country
Rocío Zambrana | Pasarse políticamente: Hopeful Acts of Protest in Puerto Rico

…Coming Soon!


Arts of Critique was a collaboration between ARC Interim Director Natalia Brizuela (Film & Media and Spanish & Portuguese), Tarek Elhaik (Anthropology, UC Davis), Anneka Lenssen (History of Art), Leigh Raiford (African American Studies) and Poulomi Saha (English), supported by a generous grant from The University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI).