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Traction: Art Talk with Sadie Barnette, October 29 Sadie Barnette
Traction: Art Talk with Sadie Barnette, October 29

Whether in the form of drawing, photography or large-scale installation, Sadie Barnette’s acclaimed artworks relish in the transcendence of the mundane to the imaginative.

Opening Reception: Solitary Garden jackie sumell, Solitary Garden, Installation view, Newcomb College, 2019
Opening Reception: Solitary Garden

The Institute of the Arts is Sciences is proud to present the participatory public sculpture and garden project Solitary Garden, by jackie sumell, November 5, 2019- December 6, 2020. Solitary Garden is part of Barring Freedom, multi-faceted, 18-month project which includes exhibitions of art, events and workshops, and 

Traction: Art Talk with jackie sumell, November 5 jackie sumell, Solitary Gardens, 2018
Traction: Art Talk with jackie sumell, November 5

jackie sumell is a multidisciplinary artist and activist whose powerful and poignant socially-engaged art project, Solitary Garden, will be on view at UC Santa Cruz November 5, 2019- December 6, 2020.

San Francisco Field Trip for UC Santa Cruz Students, November 15 Tickets to SFMOMA
San Francisco Field Trip for UC Santa Cruz Students, November 15

Calling all UC Santa Cruz students! Join the IAS on November 15th, 2019 for our quarterly field trip to Bay Area museums. We will visit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the Museum of the African Diaspora (MOAD), and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA).

Refract Symposium: Questions of Translation, November 19 Refract Logo
Refract Symposium: Questions of Translation, November 19

Refract: An Open Access Visual Studies Journal, with support from the Institute of Arts and Sciences, presents a one-night symposium celebrating the publication of the journal’s second issue.

Leonardo Art & Science Rendezvous (LASER), December 3 Gerald Casel, Cover Your Mouth When You Smile. Photo credit: Robbie Sweeny
Leonardo Art & Science Rendezvous (LASER), December 3

Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) is an international program bringing together artists, scientists, and scholars for presentations and conversations. LASER Talks are a program of the Leonardo International Society for Art, Science, and Technology (ISAST). 

Traction: Art Talk with Pablo Helguera, January 16 Pablo Helguera, pictured in the Librería Donceles installation. Image by Tim Trumble.
Traction: Art Talk with Pablo Helguera, January 16

Pablo Helguera (Mexico City, 1971) is a New York based artist working with installation, sculpture, photography, drawing, socially engaged art and performance.

Bodies at the Borders Symposium, organized by Carlos Motta and Rachel Nelson, January 24-25 Carlos Motta
Bodies at the Borders Symposium, organized by Carlos Motta and Rachel Nelson, January 24-25

Bodies at the Borders is a two-day symposium addressing issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, and race as they intersect with the geopolitics of borders. The symposium will take place at SFMOMA and University of California, Santa Cruz, January 24-25, 2020.

Traction: Art Talk with Walid Raad, March 4 Walid Raad
Traction: Art Talk with Walid Raad, March 4

Walid Raad is an internationally renowned contemporary media artist.