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Celebrating Poetry and the Senses

Poetry and the Senses has launched! By: Lindsey Pannor, February 5, 2020 Our celebration of the launch of Poetry & the Senses was a joyous combination of indulgence in the arts and critical concern for this year’s theme. Participating readers—Indira Allegra, Chiyuma Elliot, and Lyn Hejinian—were introduced by our director Julia Bryan-Wilson, and further lauded […]


30th Annual Day With(out) Art

30th Annual Day With(out) Art By: Lindsey Pannor, January 9, 2020 December 1st is World AIDS Day, dedicated to a crisis which is still in its deepest throes. ARC co-sponsored a special film screening to commemorate the day with the California College of the Arts—this being the 30th Annual Day With(out) Arts film “Still Beginning.” […]


Launch of “Amateurism”

Launch of “Amateurism” By: Lindsey Pannor, January 27, 2020 On November 12 of this past year, ARC celebrated the completion of the upcoming issue of Third Text, a journal of critical perspectives on contemporary art and culture, guest edited in part by our director Julia Bryan-Wilson. We hosted a small get-together at the Beta Lounge […]


Trinh T. Minh-Ha / A Series of Public Events and Conversations by the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

Trinh T. Minh-Ha / A Series of Public Events and Conversations by the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts Posted by: Lindsey Pannor Through July of 2020, the California College of the Arts’ Wattis Institute will have Trinh T. Minh-Ha on their minds. And, through a series of public events throughout the Bay, they will […]


Rizvana Bradley on Dark Humanisms, Surplus Visuality

Dark Humanisms, Surplus Visuality: Rizvana Bradley Lindsey Pannor on Dark Humanisms, Surplus Visuality: Rizvana Bradley on September 12, 2019 “Colonialism is not a thinking machine, nor a body endowed with reasoning faculties. It is violence in its natural state, and it will only yield when confronted with greater violence.” Frantz Fanon On September 12, 2019, […]


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“Arts of Critique” Podcasts

“Arts of Critique” 2018-2019 Event Podcasts   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 […]