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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 "Questions of Translation," a one-night symposium celebrating the publication of the journal’s second issue, "Translation." 

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.