Sociologist Orlando Patterson delivers the Matrix Distinguished Lecture, followed by discussion with Townsend Center director Stephen Best.
Giotto's Arena Chapel and the Triumph of Humility
Henrike Lange examines one of the most celebrated monuments in the world, offering new readings of the work and asking fundamental questions about its place in Western art history.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Filmmaker
Filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, the 2022-23 Una’s Lecturer, is joined in conversation by writer and UC Berkeley teaching professor Hilton Als.
Two prominent scholars of Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, the 2022-23 Una’s Lecturer, explore compelling interpersonal themes in the artist's cinematic work.
Holocaust Consciousness and Cold War Violence in Latin America
Estelle Tarica examines how community leaders, writers, and political activists facing state repression in Latin America have used Holocaust terms to describe human rights atrocities in their own countries.
Taking Stakes in the Unknown: Tracing Post-Black Art
Nana Adusei-Poku examines the socio-historical and cultural context of the term “post-black” and its use in defining the work of artists who resisted being labeled as “black artists.”
Scholars and curators discuss the work of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, award-winning Thai filmmaker and artist and the 2022-23 Una’s Lecturer.
In the US premiere of the opera SIBYL, William Kentridge wrestles with the human desire to know our future, and our helplessness in the face of technologies that obscure that knowledge.
Back Stages: Essays across Art, Performance, and Public Life
In this collection of essays spanning her career, Shannon Jackson explores a range of disciplinary, institutional, and political puzzles that engage the social and aesthetic practice of performance.
South African artist William Kentridge, the 2022-23 UC Berkeley artist-in-residence, performs a multimedia piece that reveals his talents as an actor as well as a director.