Category Archives : ARC Past Events


Day With(out) Art: Dec 3

  STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) Art Visual AIDS Screening Tuesday, December 3, 2019 NEW TIME! Screening starts at 7:15pm Nahl Hall | California College of the Arts, Oakland campus Co-sponsored by the Arts Research Center and the California College of the Arts       The Arts Research Center and the California College of the […]


Launch of “Amateurism”: Nov 12

Launch of “Amateurism” | Third Text Special Issue With remarks by Abigail De Kosnik and Anneka Lenssen Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:00-7:00pm Beta Lounge   “Amateurism”—a special issue of Third Text forthcoming in Fall 2019—is dedicated to do-it-yourself, “self-taught,” user-generated production in music, film/video, architecture, literature, visual art, and new media, especially in relation to raced, classed, and gendered […]


On “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power”: Nov 8

On “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” Curator Mark Godfrey, Tate Modern, in conversation with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle Friday, November 8, 2019  4:00-6:00pm David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Downtown Berkeley Please note, this event is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served (no tickets). Co-sponsored by […]


Dark Humanisms, Surplus Visuality: Sept 12

Dark Humanisms | Surplus Visuality Rizvana Bradley History of Art and African American Studies, Yale University Thursday, September 12, 2019  5:00-7:00pm Visual Resource Center, Room 308A, Doe Library, UC Berkeley   This talk explores the way visual art archives generate surplus material that work to both construct and interrogate an image of the human. The […]


Critique/De-coloniality/Diaspora: May 6

Critique/De-coloniality/Diaspora Nadia Yala Kisukidi | How to Philosophize in a Dominated Country Rocío Zambrana | Pasarse políticamente: Hopeful Acts of Protest in Puerto Rico Please enjoy the video of this event here. Monday, May 6, 2019 5:00-7:00pm 470 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley Note: On Tuesday, May 7, from 10-4pm, Professors Kisukidi and Zambrana will be holding a seminar […]


Curating Dirty Looks: April 25

“Curating Dirty Looks and Presenting the Queer Cinematic Avant-Garde” – curator talk and screening by Bradford Nordeen Thursday, April 25, 2019 5:00-7:00pm Dwinelle Hall, Room 142/Nestrick Room, UC Berkeley  Please enjoy the podcast of this event on our SoundCloud channel here. Ranging from digital drag revisionism to post-bohemian celluloid, this screening and talk showcase works from eight years […]


Les Blank Lecture: Susana de Sousa Dias: April 24

Les Blank Lecture: Susana de Sousa Dias Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7:00pm Luz obscura (film screening) Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive  Tickets: LINK Susana de Sousa Dias continues her exploration of Portugal’s tragic past in Luz obscura, a moving experimental essay film on political imprisonment, government oppression, and the families left behind in their wake. […]


Art as Critique conference: March 1

    Art as Critique conference Friday, March 1, 2019 9:00am-6:30pm Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities Please enjoy an event summary here as well as videos of Panel 1, Panel 2, Panel 3, and Panel 4. ARC’s March’s conference Arts as Critique seeks to prompt the question of the relationship between art and criticism from […]


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

Artist & Curator: Silvia Gruner in conversation with Tarek Elhaik Wednesday, February 20, 2019 5:30-7:30pm Dwinelle Annex, Room 126 Co-sponsors: Arts Research Center and UCHRI. Please enjoy the video of this event here, or a podcast on our SoundCloud channel here. Join ARC for an artist talk with Silvia Gruner, followed by a conversation with Tarek Elhaik Silvia […]