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

Living Time: Art and Life After ‘Art-Into-Life’ at UC Berkeley, Feb. 20-21

Dates:
Thursday, February 20, 3-7 p.m.
Friday February 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location:
Museum Theater, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2621 Durant Avenue, access via the Sculpture Garden

Free and open to the public

A symposium featuring Knut Arntzen, Bojana Cvejic, Maria Gough, Suzanne Guerlac, Shannon Jackson,Ana Janevski, Andre Lepecki, Alva Noe, Larry Rinder, Karin Sanders, Dominic Willsdon, David Wilson, and Winnie Wong, amongst others.

The Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley invites you to Living Time: Art and Life After ‘Art-Into-Life’. Hosted to coincide with the UC Berkeley Art Museum’s spring exhibition The Possible (see below), this gathering brings together artists, curators, and scholars from a variety of art fields and regions of the world to think about the connections between and boundaries separating “art” and “life.” How has this relationship changed over the course of the 20th century–from Constructivism to Happenings to our contemporary moment? What is “Life” in today’s bio-political sphere? What happens when the freedoms and interventions of art-into-life experiments are absorbed in a contemporary “experience economy”? How do different histories of governance–socialist, liberal democratic, neoliberal, communist–affect the place and character of time-based art? How do different art forms respond when life is lived under conditions of austerity? And how might a cross-arts gathering on such questions open us to new avenues of possibility and coalition-building?

The themes of Living Time resonate wonderfully with the goals and forms on offer in BAM/PFA’s exhibition The Possible, and we strongly encourage ARC’s community to attend and participate.

Living Time is co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, the History of Art Department, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Department of Scandinavian, and the Philosophy Department at UC Berkeley.

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