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Christina Yang and Lisa Wymore

Curator’s Eye

Fri Apr 01, 2022 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
BAMPFA Osher Theater

BAMPFA Chief Curator Christina Yang ('85) is joined by UC Berkeley Professor Lisa Wymore in a dynamic conversation about new practices of care and museology. Seen through a career arc of interdisciplinary practice and intersectional knowledge-making, the discussion will explore practical and philosophical learnings as curators rethink power and community in the 21st century. This program addresses today's urgency for arts professionals, emerging scholars, and intergenerational artists alike to work together as civic agents for change. The event includes a participatory component.

Presented by the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.

Chief Curator at Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive since 2021, Christina Yang has held curatorial positions at the Williams College Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, The Kitchen, and Queens Museum of Art, specializing in global conceptualism, new media, performance, social practice, and experimental dance. Her commissioned essay "How To Do Things With Cameras" is featured in Eikoh Hosoe (MACK Books, Yasufumi Nakamori, editor, 2021). She is a Ph.D candidate in performance studies at NYU, former performance reviews editor (2017-20) and member of the editorial collective Women + Peformance, A Journal of Feminist Theory.

Lisa Wymore is a Professor in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies. She teaches classes in choreography, dance technique, pedagogy, improvisation, collaborative innovation, and performance. She is the Co-Artistic Director of Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts with Sheldon B. Smith. She regularly works with choreographers, computer engineers, and visual/sound artists who are investigating embodiment and interactivity within live and media-informed performance. She is currently the Faculty Advisor for Berkeley Arts + Design.