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Ajuan Mance from 1001 Black Men

Visual Activism: Ajuan Mance By: Lindsey Pannor, December 1, 2020 Ajuan Mance, a local artist and professor at Mills College, graced ARC with her virtual presence near the end of this past November. Her talk was focused on a project that she completed over the course of six years, from 2010 to 2016, called 1001 […]


Histories of Dance

Visual Activism: Histories of Dance By: Lindsey Pannor, November 15, 2020 In spite of the many moments lost to the global upheaval this year, the Arts Research Center made an attempt to virtually celebrate an exhibit that has yet to make its date. On November 12, our director Julia Bryan-Wilson was joined by her co-curator […]


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 […]


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 […]


Collective Art Practice, Rehumanization, and Catharsis

Collective Art Practice, Rehumanization, and Catharsis: A Talk with Cannupa Hanska Luger By: Lindsey Pannor, May 5, 2020 On April 16th, the Arts’ Research Center collaborated with UC Berkeley’s College of Letters and Science course titled “Public Art and Belonging” to host Cannupa Hanska Luger “on” campus—though, in light of the pandemic, this event occurred […]


ARC Fellows: To You: In the tradition of izibongo (south-african praise prose)

To You: In the tradition of izibongo (south-african praise prose) Submitted by our 2020 Poetry and the Senses Poetry Fellow: Gracia Mwamba (Undergraduate/Art Practice) You are allowed to laugh today. You are allowed more than a hidden giggled breath. Let this be a reminder that laughter that does not have to replace heaviness. You are […]