The Seventh Annual Berkeley-Stanford SFMOMA Symposium: Art and Cultural Practices From Here
10:00 am | 4/28/2023 | Phyllis Wattis Theater, Floor 1, SFMOMA | Until 5:00 pm | 4/28/2023
“I say we’re caught between two worlds — at least two. That’s pura bicultura [pure biculture] for me. We didn’t theorize postcoloniality after the fact, learn about it from a workshop, or wait for multiculturalism to become foundation lingo for ‘appreciating diversity’— we lived it and still struggle to make art about it.”
—Coco Fusco, English is Broken Here: Notes on Cultural Fusion in the Americas
The 2023 Berkeley/Stanford Symposium, “In-Between: Art and Cultural Practices From Here,” confronts the potentials of those people, spaces, things, ideas, and experiences of the past, present, and future, as they manifest between categories of analysis we might have inherited from previous canons. Situating the symposium within the conceptual space of the “in-between,” we ask our participants to join in proposing new frameworks of hybridity and transdisciplinarity. These approaches are grounded in transregional and intersectional practices that, nonetheless, engage with specificities of place.
Artist Sadie Barnette and professor Jennifer González will give keynote presentations.
Introductions & Keynote: Sadie Barnette
SPACE/TIME: Making Art on a Rock Flying Through Space
11:10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Panel I: Transitory Objects
Christina Hiromi Hobbs, Stanford University, Art History
Spectral Inheritance, Transparency, and Touch: Kay Sekimachi’s Nylon Monofilament Hangings
Eric Mazariegos, Columbia University, Art History
Circuitous Visualities: Ecological, Phenomenological, and Iconographic Considerations of the Unsolid States of Tairona Art and Architecture
Keoni Correa, UC Berkeley, Rhetoric
Can the Subaltern Make Contemporary Art? Native, Folk, and Traditional Art in the Age of the Global Contemporary
Sebastián Eduardo Dávila, Leuphana University, Cultures of Critique
The Challenges of Xibalbá. Contemporary Art Practices between Chixot (Guatemala) and the Underworld of Art
Panel II: Photography
Susanna Collinson, UC Santa Cruz, Visual Studies
Towards a Photography of Place in Aotearoa New Zealand
Joanna Szupinska, UCLA, Art History
Zofia Rydet and the “Close Other”
Sophie Lynch, University of Chicago, Cinema and Media Studies
The Blur of Twilight Labor: Sabelo Mlangeni’s Invisible Women Series
Panel III: Spatial Media
Kelsey Chen, Stanford University, Modern Thought and Literature
Things Adrift: Trinh Mai’s Bone of My Bone as Feminist Refuge-Making Craft
Zina Wang, UC Berkeley, Rhetoric
Hydroelectric Atlantis: Media against Mediation
Kara Plaxa, Princeton University, History and Theory of Architecture
Othering Worlds: Leatherspace, Dyke Community, and the American Small City
Keynote: Jennifer A. González
UC Santa Cruz, Professor of History of Art and Visual Culture
Silent Speech, Migratory Gesture
About the Berkeley/Stanford Symposium
In-Between: Art and Cultural Practices From Here is organized by Alexandra Adams (Stanford), Josh Feng (Berkeley), Andrea Jung-An Liu (Berkeley), Maria Shevelkina (Stanford), and Sofia Silva (Stanford).
The Berkeley/Stanford Symposium is an annual gathering of emerging voices in the arts organized by graduate students at Stanford and UC Berkeley.
The Seventh Annual Berkeley/Stanford Symposium: In-Between: Art and Cultural Practices From Here