ArtSlant - Recently added en-us 40 Josiah Wedgwood - Cantor Arts Center - May 4th - May 4th <p>Mellon Curatorial Research Assistant and Art History PhD candidate Rachel Newman discusses her exhibition, which explores sugar manufacturing and consumption at the peak of the sugar trade in the late 18th- and early 19th- centuries. Newman considers works of art depicting everything from sugar&rsquo;s roots in brutal slave plantations to its final destination, the tables of tea drinkers in Britain. Supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Enter through the main lobby or Diekman (Rodin) Rotunda. Doors open at 5:15 pm.</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:48:22 +0000 Christian Frock, Michael Arcega, Val Britton, Alice Raymond, Lordy Rodriguez, Dimitra Skandali - San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) - May 15th 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM <p><strong><em>Artists' Panel Discussion</em></strong></p> <p>Sunday, May 15, 3:30pm-5pm</p> <p><strong>Panelists:&nbsp;</strong>Michael Arcega, Val Britton, Alice Raymond, Lordy Rodriguez and Dimitra Skandali</p> <p><strong>Moderator:&nbsp;</strong>Christian Frock, Independant Curator and Writer</p> <p>Join us for a stimulating conversation with five Bay Area artists featured in the exhibition <em>Demarcate: Territorial Shift in Personal and Societal Mapping</em>. The panelists will discuss their work and the themes explored in the exhibition. Inspired by cartographic imagery as a formal starting point, each artist takes a different conceptual route, questioning the fundamental purpose of maps and their primary utility to locate people and territories in the world.</p> <p><strong>ICA Members</strong>, Free</p> <p><strong>Non-Members</strong>, $10</p> <p><strong>Students</strong>, Free</p> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:17:35 +0000 - Mills College Art Museum - May 1st - May 29th <p>The Mills College Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening reception for the 2016 Mills College MFA Exhibition, on view from May 1-29, 2016. The annual MFA Exhibition features work in a wide range of media--painting, photography, sculpture, installation, and video--created by the emerging artists of the Mills College MFA in Studio Art Program. Students showcase a final body of work produced as the culmination of their graduate experience. This year's presenting artists are Alexandra Bailliere, Elizabeth Bennett, Eryka Fiedler, Joel Frank, Nico Harriman, Jacqueline Sherlock Norheim, Holden Schultz, Jingwei Qiu, and Leila Weefur.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:54:38 +0000 - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive - May 6th - May 6th <p>We are pleased to present this year&rsquo;s prizewinners and runners-up in the film and video category of the Eisner Prize competition. The Eisner Prize is the highest award for creativity given on the UC Berkeley campus. Expect narratives, documentaries, experimental works, and animations.</p> <p>This year's winners are Jodie Howard and Reaa Puri.</p> <p>A handout with written descriptions by the artists will be available at the screening.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Prize Winners</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Only Connect</strong> (Jodie Howard, Laine Dermer Kendall, US, 2015, 7 mins, Color, Digital video)</p> <p><strong>K for Kashmir</strong> (Reaa Puri, 2015, 8 mins, Color, Digital video)</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Honorable Mentions</strong></span></p> <p><strong>Let's Exercise Some Power</strong> (Behnaz Khaleghi, Baharak Khaleghi, Zeferino Rincon, US, 2016, 10 mins, Color, Digital video)</p> <p><strong>Khora</strong> (Zeferino Rincon, Behnaz Khaleghi, US, 2015, 2:46 mins, Color, Digital video)</p> <p><strong>PP</strong> (Walter Zarnowitz, US, 2015, 7 mins, Color, Digital video)</p> <p><strong>november 2016_a global emergency</strong> (Sophia Sobko, US, 2016, 1:05 mins, Color, Digital video)</p> <p><strong>Fum&eacute;: A Poem about My Mother's House</strong> (Moira Laband, US, 2015, 8:18 mins, Color, Digital video)</p> <p><strong>Unenlightenment</strong> (Casey Currey-Wilson, US, 2015, 5:08 mins, Color, Digital video)</p> <p><strong>Porch Monkey Pt ii</strong> (Summer Mason, US, 2015, 5 mins, Color, Digital video)</p> <p><strong>The Devil Wants My Soul</strong> (Irene Chen, US, 2015, 4:47 mins, Color, Digital video)</p> <p><strong>The Language of Devils</strong> (Jose Joaquin Figueroa, US, 2014&ndash;16, 6:29 mins, Color, Digital video)</p> <p><strong>Fifth and Silver</strong> (Lloyd Park, Chuck Chan, US, 2015, 3:29 mins, Color, Digital video)</p> <p><strong>Transient Hypo Frontality</strong> (Shari Lyn Paladino, US, 2015, 2 mins, B&amp;W, Digital video)</p> <p><strong>Awaken</strong> (Tara Baghdassarian, in collaboration with Shirin Towfiq, US, 2015, 3:47 mins, Color, Digital video)</p> <p><strong>Black</strong> (Lingyu Wang, 2015, US, 3 mins, Color, Digital video)</p> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 23:52:31 +0000