Past Events

Book Release: TJ Demos, Against the Anthropocene, Oct 17
Book Release: TJ Demos, Against the Anthropocene, Oct 17

A discussion between T.J. Demos, Anna Tsing, and Jennifer González to launch Demos' new book: Against the Anthropocene: Visual Culture and Environment Today will take place October 17, 7-9 pm, in Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108. 

TRACTION: Art Talks with Tania Bruguera, October 3 Tania Bruguera, 'Tatlin's Whisper #6 (Havana Version)', 2009
TRACTION: Art Talks with Tania Bruguera, October 3

On October 3, UC Santa Cruz's Institute of the Arts and Sciences will launch a new artist lecture series, TRACTION: Art Talks, with a lecture by award winning Cuban artist, Tania Bruguera. The talk will be followed by a discussion moderated by Jennifer A. González, professor of the History of Art and Visual Culture.

Propagate: Art Pedagogies Retreat Teach-in Liz Linden, heteronyms (Spiritual America), 2016. Diptych, archival inkjet prints on paper
Propagate: Art Pedagogies Retreat Teach-in

Conventional art pedagogies have long been subject to critical intervention by artists and academics seeking to question the canon and broaden the focus of art's histories and practices. Propagate will convene a small working group of artists, critics and scholars to take up questions of critical pedagogy both inside and outside the uni

Unearthing Disaster I & II by Angela Melitopoulos and Angela Anderson, May 20- June 24 Unearthing Disaster II, Angela Melitopoulos and Angela Anderson
Unearthing Disaster I & II by Angela Melitopoulos and Angela Anderson, May 20- June 24

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences of UCSC Arts Division is pleased to present:

Unearthing Disaster I & II by Angela Melitopoulos and Angela Anderson
Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota St. 
San Francisco, CA
May 20 - June 24, 2017

EXTRACTION Conference, May 12-13 Petropolis by Brian Holmes and Claire Pentecost
EXTRACTION Conference, May 12-13

EXTRACTION designates capitalism’s fundamental logic of withdrawal—of value, nutrients, energy, labor, time—from people, lands, culture, life-forms, and the elements.

UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef Opening Reception, May 4 Institute For Figuring's Crochet Coral Reef project, 2005-ongoing. Photo © the IFF.
UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef Opening Reception, May 4

Join us from 5- 7 pm for the opening reception for the UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE

Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA CO2LA Ocean Alumni Weekend Reception The Crochet Coral Reef, by Margaret & Christine Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring, as installed at UC Santa Cruz.
Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA CO2LA Ocean Alumni Weekend Reception

Join the curators of Crochet Coral Reef: CO2CA-CO2LA Ocean for an exhibition walk through and reception from 3-5 pm to celebrate Alumni Weekend.

Form, Art, and the Environment: Engaging in Sustainability Jason deCaires Taylor, Silent Evolution, underwater sculpture in the Museo Subacuático de Arte, Cancun/Isla Mujeres, Mexico, 2009. Image courtesy of the artist.
Form, Art, and the Environment: Engaging in Sustainability

Join us at the UC Santa Cruz Cowell Hay Barn, 5:30-7:30pm, for the book launch of Barbara Benish and Nathalie Blanc's Form, Art, and the Environment: Engaging in Sustainability (Routledge Press, 2017). The authors will give a brief overview of the European and U.S.

UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef Crochet-a-thon, April 8 Crocheting the UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef in the courtyard at Porter college.
UC Santa Cruz Satellite Reef Crochet-a-thon, April 8

Join us from 12- 5 pm at the Porter College Quad for a final crochet extravaganza, bringing to a close six months of collective, creative effort.

Screening of Sanjay Rawal’s Food Chains, 2014, with Presentation by Dr. Ann López (Center for Farmworker Families) Still from Food Chains, 2014
Screening of Sanjay Rawal’s Food Chains, 2014, with Presentation by Dr. Ann López (Center for Farmworker Families)

Join us from 5:30-7:30 pm for a screening of Sanjay Rawal’s Food Chains, 2014, presented with a talk by Dr. Ann López of the Center for Farmworker Families.