Special Event | July 19 | 4 p.m. | Montalvo Art Center
15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA
Yasmin Jahan Nupur, https://www.livemint.com/Leisure/3dkuuyhiCo2sak2Bis02rN/Art-in-times-of-conflict.html
Art Forum sponsors
at the Lucas Artists Residency Program, Montalvo Art Center
May 1st - July 31st, 2019
Art Installation opening on July 19th 2019
Montalvo Art Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA
This program was made possible by the support of Samdani Foundation and Institute of South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley.
Yasmin Jahan Nupur was born in the Bangladeshi... More >
Workshop | July 28 | 3 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Kazuaki Tanahashi, Calligrapher and painter
Master calligrapher and painter Kazuaki Tanahashi offers a demonstration and hands-on workshop in conjunction with Meditation in Motion: Zen Calligraphy from the Stuart Katz Collection. After a forty-five-minute lecture-demonstration about the formation of ideographic symbols, the... More >
Hands-on workshop limited to 50 participants.
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Conference/Symposium | September 9 | International House, Sproul Rooms
The Brexit referendum of June 2016, the United States presidential election of November of that same year and the recent gilets jaunes (yellow vests) movement in France have brought unprecedented international attention to rural areas in the Western world. While some scholars have argued that the urban-rural dichotomy is a mistaken and misleading construct, others are questioning the reasons... More >
Lecture | September 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in date
Omar Khan, Author, Distinguished scholar, & San Francisco based historian
A presentation by distinguished scholar and San Francisco based historian, Omar Khan, on his new publication Paper Jewels: Postcards from the Raj, a visual tour of India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka through 500 vintage postcards (1892 to 1947).
Colloquium | September 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Michael Strausz, Texas Christian University
Why has Japans immigration policy remained so restrictive, especially in light of economic, demographic, and international political forces that are pushing Japan to admit more immigrants? In this presentation, Strausz will argue that Japans immigration policy has remained restrictive for two reasons. First, Japans labor-intensive businesses have failed to defeat anti-immigration forces within... More >
Colloquium | October 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Klaus Mühlhahn, Professor of Chinese History and Culture, Free University of Berlin
Wen-hsin Yeh, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley
Many commentators claim that China's ongoing global rise reflects a restoration of its earlier international prominence, while others highlight that China's emergence reflects distinctive characteristics of the country's current political leadership. In his new book, Making China Modern, Klaus Mühlhahn of the Free University of Berlin provides a panoramic survey of China's rise and resilience... More >
Lecture | October 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Atif R. Mian, Professor, Economics, Public Policy and Finance (Princeton University) and Co-Founder & Board Member, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP)
Munis Faruqui, Chair, Institute for South Asia Studies, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies
Princeton economist, Prof. Atif Mian delivers our seventh Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture.
Lecture | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Ludvig Norman, Stockholm University
In recent years, the European Union has found itself in a state of seemingly chronic crisis, including the economic and financial crisis unleashed on Europe in 2008, the political crisis with the rise of populist and extremist parties across the continent, the migration crisis as well as Brexit. It is widely held that the response to these crises has led to a considerable strengthening of... More >
Colloquium | November 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Ling Hon Lam, Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley
David Marno, Associate Professor of English, UC Berkeley
Emotion takes place. Rather than an interior state of mind in response to the outside world, emotion per se is spatial, at turns embedding us from without, transporting us somewhere else, or putting us ahead of ourselves. In his book The Spatiality of Emotion in Early Modern China, Ling Hon Lam gives an original account of the history of emotions in Chinese literature and culture centered on the... More >
Colloquium | November 15 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Craig Quintero, Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, Grinnell College
SanSan Kwan, Associate Professor, Theater Dance and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley
In 1991, the Taiwanese experimental theatre company U Theatre started incorporating the Baishatun Matsu pilgrimage into their actor training. The actors joined thousands of Taiwanese pilgrims in the religious procession devoted to the goddess Matsu, walking 350 kilometers from Baishatun to Bei-gang in nine days. During the late 1990s, an increasing number of experimental theatre companies also... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor343386 N/A
In the pantheon of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists who represent Mexico and Mexican art, the artwork of José Guadalupe Posada stands out as a bright constellation that continues to shine a light on important stories through woodcuts, imprints, and engravings. This exhibition was created using the books from the collections of the Doe Library. The exhibition is envisioned... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 29 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
This exhibition will be continuing in Spring 2019.
Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.
Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how... More >
Exhibit - Photography | January 29 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of new Jews building a new homeland. Benor-Kalters photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.
After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of... More >