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Lecture | October 8 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Zoom Event
Speakers: Allan deSouza, Photographer, multi-media artist, and Associate Professor of Art Practice at UC Berkeley; Gayatri Gopinath, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and the director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University
The South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley is delighted to launch Crisis and Creativity: Artists Speak Series, a new speaker series that addresses provocative and generative intersections between creative processes and societal, cultural, and environmental crises. The Series features conversations among artists, art professionals, curators, and scholars.
The first event in this series features a conversation between photographer, multi-media artist, and Associate Professor of Art Practice at UC Berkeley, Allan deSouza and Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and the director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University, Gayatri Gopinath .
DATE: Thursday, October 8, 2020
TIME: 9am Berkeley | 5pm London | 9pm Lahore | 9:30pm New Delhi | Calculate Your Local Time
This event will also be live streamed on the Institute's FB page: ISASatUCBerkeley
Allan deSouza is a California-based trans-media artist whose works restage colonial-era material legacies through counter-strategies of humor, fabulation, and (mis)translation. deSouza’s work has been shown extensively in the US and internationally, including at the Krannert Museum, IL; the Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; and the Pompidou Centre, Paris. deSouza’s book, How Art Can Be Thought (Duke, 2018), examines art pedagogy, and proposes decolonizing artistic, viewing, and pedagogical practices that can form new attachments within the contemporary world. The book provides an extensive analytical glossary of some of the most common terms used to discuss art, while considering how those terms may be adapted to new artistic and social challenges. deSouza is represented by Talwar Gallery, NY and New Delhi, and is Chair of the Department of Art Practice at University of California, Berkeley.
Gayatri Gopinath is a Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and the director of the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at New York University. She works at the intersections of transnational feminist and queer studies, postcolonial studies, diaspora studies, and visual culture. She’s the author of Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures, and her new book, Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora (Duke University Press, 2018) explores the queer diasporic art practices of interdisciplinary artists Tracey Moffatt, Akram Zaatari, and Allan deSouza.
Other events in this series include:
Nov 12, 2020: Alwar Balasubramaniam + Atreyee Gupta (University of California, Berkeley)
Feb 18, 2021: Naeem Mohaiemen + Yasufumi Nakamori (Tate Modern, London)
April 7, 2021: Asma Kazmi + Santhi Kavuri-Bauer (San Francisco State University)
The South Asia Art Initiative, inaugurated in Spring 2018, is the culmination of a comprehensive art program, built over the past several years, that promoted conversation around the visual cultures of South Asia through talks, conferences, and exhibitions. The goal of the Initiative is to move onto the next level with local, national, and international collaborations that combine creative energies with insights drawn from scholarly research. To read more about the Initiative or to help support its various fundraising goals, please click HERE.
Event made possible with the support of the Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies
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