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4:30 pm | 4/21/2021Until 5:30 pm | 4/21/2021

John Pollini, Department of Art History, University of Southern California

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The Del Chiaro Center for Ancient Italian Studies, the Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology Program and the History of Art Department at UC Berkeley are pleased to announce the 2021 Del Chiaro Lecture, featuring: John Pollini, USC Professor in Art History and Professor of Art History and History.


9:00 am | 3/31/2021 | Live on Zoom | Live stream on Facebook | Until 10:00 am | 3/31/2021

Naiza Khan and Asma Kazmi

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 fifth event in this series features a conversation between Pakistani artist Naiza Khan and Assistant Professor of Performance Art at UC Berkeley, Asma Kazmi.

March 31, 2021 9:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) REGISTER ONLINE

This event will also be live streamed on the South Asia Art Initiative Facebook page.

Sponsors: Institute for South Asia StudiesSouth Asia Art Initiative, Department of History of Art, Department of Art Practice


Speaker Bios:

Naiza Khan trained at the Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford. Her early concerns with the politics and aesthetics of the female body are now rooted to the embodied experience of geography, exploring the continuity and disjuncture between different terrains and their entanglements. Khan’s practice encompasses teaching, curation and writing. In 2000, she co... [show more]


12:00 pm | 3/17/2021 | Online | Until 1:00 pm | 3/17/2021

Anneka Lenssen in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson

The Livestream link for this Berkeley Book Chat will be available here.

Presented by the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

In her study of Arab modernism, Anneka Lenssen (History of Art) explores how artists in Syria developed strikingly new kinds of painting as a means to agitate against the imposed identities and intersubjective relations that accompanied the making of Syria as a contested territory. Employing the mutability of form, painters attempted to rethink relationships of figure to ground, outward appearance to inner presence, and self to world. Beautiful Agitation: Modern Painting and Politics in Syria (UC Press, 2020) reveals new trajectories of painterly practice in a twentieth century defined by shifting media technologies, moving populations, and the imposition of violently enforced nation-state borders.


9:00 am | 3/3/2021 | Live on Zoom | Live stream on Facebook | Until 10:00 am | 3/3/2021

Gursharan Sidhu and Naman Ahuja

The South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley is delighted to launch Vital Love: Collectors Speak Series, a new speaker series that addresses the collecting of South Asian art from the early modern period to the present and its intersections with art history and museum practices. The Series features conversations among collectors, art professionals, curators, and scholars of South Asian art. The second event in this series features a conversation between noted collector of Indian art, Dr. Gursharan S Sidhu and New Delhi-based art historian and curator Naman Ahuja.

March 3, 2021 9:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada) REGISTER ONLINE

This event will also be live streamed on the South Asia Art Initiative Facebook page

Sponsors: Institute for South Asia StudiesSarah Kailath Chair of India StudiesSouth Asia Art InitiativeDepartment of History of ArtChristie’sDepartment of Art Practice


Speaker Bios:

Dr. Gursharan S Sidhu holds degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras) and Stanford University. After a long career in academia and the technological sector (Apple Inc. and Microsoft), he now focuses on his passion for the arts of India. He and h... [show more]


4:00 pm | 2/22/2021 | Live on Zoom

Dr. Maya Stanfield-Mazzi, Associate Professor School of Art + Art History, University of Florida

The Early Modern Mobilities & Materialities working group is proud to announce the first of our events for this semester! Please join us on Monday, February 22nd at 4 PM, PST, for a lecture by Professor Maya Stanfield-Mazzi (from the University of Florida) on material from her new book, Clothing the New World Church: Liturgical Textiles of Spanish America, 1520-1820. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A. All are welcome! Do mark your calendars with the event information below.

Maya Stanfield-Mazzi will give a preview of her new book, Clothing the New World Church: Liturgical Textiles of Spanish America, 1520–1820. She will briefly introduce the material features of the main textile types the book covers: woven silk, embroidery, featherwork, tapestry, painted cotton, and cotton lace. She will then illustrate two cases in which patterns and imagery migrated across textile types, speaking thus to the wider field of fine textiles and ways in which the Old and New Worlds became interconnected during the early modern period.

Event Link:

https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/91719223846

Meeting ID: 917 1922 3846


9:00 am | 2/18/2021 | Live on Zoom | Live stream on Facebook | Until 10:00 am | 2/18/2021

Naeem Mohaiemen and Yasufumi Nakamori

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 fourth event in this series features a conversation between writer and filmmaker Naeem Mohaiemen and Yasufumi Nakamori, Senior Curator, International Art (Photography) at the Tate Modern, London.

Feb 18, 2021 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada) REGISTER ONLINE.

This event will also be live streamed on the South Asia Art Initiative Facebook page.

Sponsors: Institute for South Asia Studies, South Asia Art Initiative, Department of History of Art, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Department of Art Practice


Speaker Bios:

Naeem Mohaiemen imagines rhizomatic families, malleable borders, and socialist utopias– beginning from Bangladesh’s two postcolonial markers (1947, 1971) and then radiating outward to unlikely transnational alliances. He is author of Midnight’s Third Child (Nokta, fo... [show more]


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