Systems and the Politics of Representation with Charles Gaines
Presented by the Department of Art Practice and the African American Studies Department. Sponsored by Berkeley Arts + Design as part of Arts + Design Mondays.
Free and open to the public. No ticket required. Doors open at 6pm and lecture starts at 6:30pm.
In this talk, Charles Gaines will discuss his early work in systems and numerals to his most recent work with language and representation. This will include a discussion of ways the work rethinks notions of subjectivity and how they are manifested in works of art. Additionally, there will be a discussion about the fine difference between chance and arbitrary judgments on the one hand and expressive and intuitional judgments on the other, both sharing the characteristic of being indeterminate, and how works of art can uniquely interrogate this difference.
Arts + Design Mondays is organized and sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design Initiative. The series is co-curated by the Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium at the Berkeley Center for New Media; College of Environmental Design; Department of Art Practice; African American Studies Department; Graduate School of Journalism; Townsend Center for the Humanities, and in collaboration with the Headlands Center for the Arts; Fort Mason Center/ COAL + ICE; Art21; and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
The 2018-19 series of Arts + Design Mondays is made possible thanks a generous donation from Jacqueline Jackson and other supporters of Berkeley Arts + Design.
Arts + Design Mondays is a public lecture series with the theme of Fact and Fiction.
Berkeley Arts + Design features, fortifies, and mobilizes existing excellence in the arts and design at Berkeley, while fostering dynamic collaboration, innovation, and public access across all arts and design fields, on campus and in public life.
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