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.
Sianne Ngai in Conversation
Sianne Ngai, the 2022-23 Avenali Chair in the Humanities, talks with UC Berkeley faculty members Colleen Lye (English) and Damon Young (Film & Media and French).
Cultural theorist and literary critic Sianne Ngai is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of English at the University of Chicago.
The Everyday Life of Memorials
In his study of the ordinary — and oftentimes unseen — lives of memorials, Andrew Shanken explores the relationship of commemorative monuments to the pulses of daily life.
The Haydn Economy: Music, Aesthetics, and Commerce in the Late Eighteenth Century
Analyzing the final three decades of Haydn’s career, Nicholas Mathew uses the composer as a prism through which to examine urgent questions across the humanities.
Dylan Riley responded to Covid lockdown with the tools of his trade, producing an extraordinary volume of over a hundred short essays inviting us to think about how critical sociology can speak to this troubled decade.