Author Archives : arc_berkeley


Students Respond: Michael Rakowitz

Students Respond: Michael Rakowitz in conversation with Anneka Lenssen, Associate Professor of History of Art, and graduate students Alejandro Múnera, Tausif Noor, and Anna Riley By: Olivia Bischofberger, Rahul Keyal, Hannah Klakeg, Sajdah Nasir and Olivia Pole, November 3, 2020 This semester, our director Julia Bryan-Wilson is teaching a class intertwined with our Visual Activism […]


Poetry and the Senses Fellowship Application

what did i know about waters rushing back what did i know about drowning or being drowned -–Lucille Clifton, the lost baby poem UC Berkeley’s Arts Research Center (ARC) is spending two years exploring Poetry and the Senses, thanks to a generous grant from Engaging the Senses Foundation. The program is grounded in the relevance […]


Students Respond: Alfredo Jaar’s “When the Music Stops”

Students Respond: Alfredo Jaar’s “When the Music Stops” By: Tess Futterman, Ninel Melkonyan, Fannie Osran and Ruby Shapiro, October 8, 2020 This semester, our director Julia Bryan-Wilson is teaching a class intertwined with our Visual Activism series, also called “Visual Activism.” Instead of generating our own account of Alfredo Jaar’s recent ARC talk “When the […]


BETH PIATOTE | poem

kawá/then [1] This piece is part of a larger collection of poems, Nez Perce Word for Shark, that draws on my heritage language of Nez Perce to explore the grammars of meaning and distinct aesthetics that emerge through its linguistic features. The collection also draws on figures and tropes from Nez Perce narratives. [2] qú’nes/condor; […]


Alex Donis in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson: April 28

Alex Donis in conversation with Julia Bryan-WilsonTuesday, April 28, 2020 | 4:00-5:00pm PDT Online, please go to the YouTube live stream link here. Artist Alex Donis—whose work has engaged in queer Latinx histories and has been subject to frequent censorship —will be in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson about his recently completed commission for the exhibition Historires […]


Joy Harjo, Reading by U.S. Poet Laureate: April 22

Joy Harjo, Reading by U.S. Poet Laureate In conversation with Beth Piatote Wednesday, April 22, 2020 5:30 – 7:00pm PDT Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and Engaging the Senses Foundation, with additional support from the English and Ethnic Studies Departments, the Native American Studies Program, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, and the Center for Race […]


Social Engineer: The Artist as Bridge Builder: April 16

Social Engineer: The Artist as Bridge Builder With Cannupa Hanska LugerThursday, April 16, 2020 | 12:00-2:00pm PDT Online, please go to the YouTube live stream link here. Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center, the Ethnic Studies Department, the Native American Studies Program, and Berkeley Arts + Design This event is part of the Arts + Design […]


Opacities: Trans Visual Cultures: March 5

Opacities: Trans Visual Cultures with Tourmaline + Chris Vargas In conversation with Eric Stanley Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 5:30-7:00pm Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley Co-sponsored by Arts Research Center, the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, and The LGBTQ Citizenship Cluster at the Othering and Belonging Institute Please note: In solidarity […]


Contingent Intimacies: Queer Criticalities + Photographic Portraiture: Feb 27

Contingent Intimacies: Queer Criticalities + Photographic Portraiture With Horace Ballard In conversation with Justin Underhill Thursday, February 27 | 5:00-7:00pm Visual Resource Center, Room 308A | Doe Library, UC Berkeley Co-sponsored by Arts Research Center, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and the Berkeley Center for New Media A photograph is many things. […]