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4:00 pm | 3/12/2021 | Live on Zoom | Until 6:00 pm | 3/12/2021

Bridget R. Cooks (African American Studies and Art History, University of California, Irvine) and Jennifer A. González (History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz) moderated by Julie Rodrigues Widholm (Director, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive)

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What will art history look like in the wake of 2020? How must our work as historians of art change in order to meet the compounding pressures of a global pandemic, an escalating climate crisis, and widespread civil unrest? How do we build an art history that looks beyond the discipline’s current horizons—that is expansive, sustainable, and ethical?

Departures, Deviations, Detours is a series of conversations meant to address these urgent and timely questions. Departing from the traditional lecture format, we invite open dialogue with scholars, artists, and activists whose work challenges normative assumptions in the disciplines of art history and visual cultural studies to expand our thinking and open new avenues for critical discussion. In staging these welcome interventions into the field, we hope to build from the present crises a more equitable domain for collaborative study.

March 12th, 4:00 PM PST: Bridget R. Cooks (African American Studies and Art History, University of California, Irvine) and Jennifer A. González (History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz)

Moderated by Julie Rodrigues Widholm (Director, Berkeley A... [show more]


6:30 pm | 3/29/2021 | Live on Zoom | Until 8:30 pm | 3/29/2021

Vishal Jugdeo (Department of Art, UCLA) and Nicole Miller (Department of Visual Arts, UC San Diego)

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What will art history look like in the wake of 2020? How must our work as historians of art change in order to meet the compounding pressures of a global pandemic, an escalating climate crisis, and widespread civil unrest? How do we build an art history that looks beyond the discipline’s current horizons—that is expansive, sustainable, and ethical?

Departures, Deviations, Detours is a series of conversations meant to address these urgent and timely questions. Departing from the traditional lecture format, we invite open dialogue with scholars, artists, and activists whose work challenges normative assumptions in the disciplines of art history and visual cultural studies to expand our thinking and open new avenues for critical discussion. In staging these welcome interventions into the field, we hope to build from the present crises a more equitable domain for collaborative study.

March 29th, 6:30 PM PST: Vishal Jugdeo (Department of Art, UCLA) and Nicole Miller (Department of Visual Arts, UC San Diego)

Supported by the Stoddard Fund in the History of Art Department, U.C. Berkeley


4:30 pm | 4/16/2021 | Live on Zoom | Until 6:30 pm | 4/16/2021

Fumi Okiji (Rhetoric, UC Berkeley) and Andrew Jones (East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley)

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What will art history look like in the wake of 2020? How must our work as historians of art change in order to meet the compounding pressures of a global pandemic, an escalating climate crisis, and widespread civil unrest? How do we build an art history that looks beyond the discipline’s current horizons—that is expansive, sustainable, and ethical?

Departures, Deviations, Detours is a series of conversations meant to address these urgent and timely questions. Departing from the traditional lecture format, we invite open dialogue with scholars, artists, and activists whose work challenges normative assumptions in the disciplines of art history and visual cultural studies to expand our thinking and open new avenues for critical discussion. In staging these welcome interventions into the field, we hope to build from the present crises a more equitable domain for collaborative study.

April 16th, 4:30 PM PST: Fumi Okiji (Rhetoric, UC Berkeley) and Andrew Jones (East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley)

Supported by the Stoddard Fund in the History of Art Department, U.C. Berkeley


5:00 pm | 4/29/2021 | Live on Zoom | Until 6:00 pm | 4/29/2021

Emily Eliza Scott, Assistant Professor of Art History and Environmental Studies, History of Art and Architecture, University of Oregon

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This talk explores art that operates in the face of, and in resistance to, climate injustice in its myriad forms. In particular, it will highlight projects by the London-born Colombian artist Carolina Caycedo and the Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves that confront the infrastructural violence wrought by dams in Latin America and offer vital (counter-)models for re-centering “unimagined communities,” human and more-than-human alike. 

Emily Eliza Scott is an interdisciplinary scholar, artist, and former park ranger focused on contemporary art and design practices that engage pressing (political) ecological issues, often with the intent to actively transform real-world conditions. Her essays have appeared in Art Journal, Art Journal Open, American Art, Third Text, The Avery Review, Field, and Cultural Geographies as well as multiple edited volumes and online journals, and she is the coeditor of The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Art, Visual Culture and Climate Change (Routledge, 2021); Viscosity: Mobilizing Materialities (UMN Architecture, 2019); and Critical Landscapes: Art, Space, Politics (UC Press, 2015). She is developing a monograph, Uneven G... [show more]


5:00 pm | 5/3/2021 | Live on Zoom | Until 7:00 pm | 5/3/2021

Roundtable with John López (Art History, UC Davis), Kristopher Kersey (History of Art, UCLA), Swati Chattopadhyay (History of Art and Architecture, UC Santa Barbara), Ivy Mills (History of Art, UC Berkeley)

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What will art history look like in the wake of 2020? How must our work as historians of art change in order to meet the compounding pressures of a global pandemic, an escalating climate crisis, and widespread civil unrest? How do we build an art history that looks beyond the discipline’s current horizons—that is expansive, sustainable, and ethical?

Departures, Deviations, Detours is a series of conversations meant to address these urgent and timely questions. Departing from the traditional lecture format, we invite open dialogue with scholars, artists, and activists whose work challenges normative assumptions in the disciplines of art history and visual cultural studies to expand our thinking and open new avenues for critical discussion. In staging these welcome interventions into the field, we hope to build from the present crises a more equitable domain for collaborative study.

May 3rd, 5 PM PST: Roundtable with John López (Art History, UC Davis), Kristopher Kersey (History of Art, UCLA), Swati Chattopadhyay (History of Art and Architecture, UC Santa Barbara), Ivy Mills (History of Art, UC Berkeley) 

Co-sponsored by the Asian Art and Visual Cultures... [show more]


10:00 am | 5/8/2021 | Virtual Event | Until 5:00 pm | 5/8/2021

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The Call for Proposals will be announced soon.

Information on schedule and speakers will be posted when available.


4:30 pm | 2/26/2021 | Live on Zoom | Until 6:30 pm | 2/26/2021

K. Wayne Yang (Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego) and Carolyn Jean Martin (Art History, Berkeley City College)

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What will art history look like in the wake of 2020? How must our work as historians of art change in order to meet the compounding pressures of a global pandemic, an escalating climate crisis, and widespread civil unrest? How do we build an art history that looks beyond the discipline’s current horizons—that is expansive, sustainable, and ethical?

Departures, Deviations, Detours is a series of conversations meant to address these urgent and timely questions. Departing from the traditional lecture format, we invite open dialogue with scholars, artists, and activists whose work challenges normative assumptions in the disciplines of art history and visual cultural studies to expand our thinking and open new avenues for critical discussion. In staging these welcome interventions into the field, we hope to build from the present crises a more equitable domain for collaborative study.

February 26th, 4:30 PM PST: K. Wayne Yang (Ethnic Studies, UC San Diego) and Carolyn Jean Martin (Art History, Berkeley City College)

Supported by the Stoddard Fund in the History of Art Department, U.C. Berkeley


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