The University of California Institute for Research in the Arts supports embedded arts research through critical exchange

ARC presents: “Creativity Across the Disciplines: Stan Lai and Bruce Beasley in Conversation” and “Questioning Aesthetics Symposium”

when: 2015-02-24, starts at 4:30-5:00pm
where: Alumni House, UC Berkeley

Creativity Across the Disciplines: Stan Lai and Bruce Beasley in Conversation
Moderated by ARC Director and Professor Shannon Jackson
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Alumni House, UC Berkeley
4:30-5:00 small pre-reception
5:00-6:30 Conversation and Q&A

Join ARC for a public dialogue with master artists and UC Berkeley alumni, sculptor Bruce Beasley (Art Practice, ’62) and playwright Stan Lai (TDPS, ’83), as they discuss creativity and the arts. ARC Director Shannon Jackson will moderate as the two artists explore the nature of creativity in both the visual and performing arts. We will consider how both Beasley’s sculptures and Lai’s theatrical work circulate — in the Bay Area, in the United States, in China, and around the world—in order to understand the techniques and creative impulses of two distinct global art practices.

Creativity Across the Disciplines: Stan Lai and Bruce Beasley in Conversation is a program of the Arts Research Center, UC Berkeley, with co-sponsoring funds from the Institute of East Asian Studies.

Questioning Aesthetics Symposium
March 13, 2015

308A Doe Library

Department of Art History, UC Berkeley

Free and open to the public

In conjunction with the launching of the second, fully revised and expanded six volume edition of the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (July 2014), the Arts Research Center will co-host a full day symposium on Friday, March 13, 2015, looking at aesthetics as both the subject and object of critique, and as a way to explore and expand new forms of aesthetics research in many disciplines.

Topics and speakers will include the following:
9:30am: Introductions

Arts and Humanities Dean Anthony Cascardi and Encyclopedia of Aesthetics Editor Michael Kelly

10am-12pm: When Is Art Participatory?

Shannon Jackson (UC Berkeley), Moderator

Grant Kester (UC San Diego)

Dee Hibbert-Jones (UC Santa Cruz)

Ted Purves (California College of Art)

Susanne Cockrell (California College of Arts)

Jen Delos Reyes (Artist, Educator and community arts organizer)

12-1pm: Lunch

1-2:45pm: When is Computing Aesthetic?

Greg Niemeyer (UC Berkeley), Moderator

Edward Shanken (U Washington)

Sharon Daniel (UC Santa Cruz)

Eric Paulos (UC Berkeley)

3-5pm: When Is Art Contemporary?

Julia Bryan-Wilson (UC Berkeley), Moderator

Richard Meyer (Stanford)

Jeffrey Skoller (UC Berkeley)

Sansan Kwan (UC Berkeley)

5pm-5:30pm: Symposium Wrap-Up 
Led by Michael Kelly

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