Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (70 min screening followed by Q and A): Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA
Lecture | November 27 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Isaac Julien, Artist and Filmmaker; Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley
Isaac Julien is an accomplished filmmaker and video installation artist, well-known for films like Looking for Langston, a poetic treatment of gay black poet Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance. His multi-screen installations and accompanying photographic works for museums and galleries explore fractured narratives of memory and desire, often uniting elements from dance, painting, sculpture, theater, and music. He has been making films and producing film installations for over twenty years, including Ten Thousand Waves, Vagabondia, and Long Road to Mazatlan. He has had solo exhibitions at Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, the De Pont Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, and many more.
Judith Butler is a Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Her work has been influential in a variety of disciplines including critical theory and gender studies. She has served as Founding Director of the Critical Theory Program at the University of California, Berkeley. She has received many of the highest honors in the humanities, including the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award and the Adorno Prize from the City of Frankfurt in honor of her contributions to feminist and moral philosophy. In addition, she was the past recipient of several fellowships, including Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Ford, and and American Council of Learned Societies.
Participating Units: Arts + Design Initiative; Arts Research Center; Townsend Center for the Humanities