California College of the Arts
February 23, 2016 – February 25, 2016
Free and open to the public
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Judith Butler is an American philosopher and gender theorist whose work has influenced political philosophy, ethics, and the fields of feminist, queer, and literary theory. Since 1993, she has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, where she is now Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory.
Hosted by the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies and the Graduate Studies Lecture Series.
Visiting Critic: Elisabeth Lebovici
February 23, 2016 – February 24, 2016
The same week, CCA will host a visiting critic from Paris, Elisabeth Lebovici, who will participate in a gender in translation “open crit” staged in the Nave February 23. She will also curate a related exhibition.
As part of a VCS Forum on February 24, Lebovici will discuss her critical writing and scholarship, which explores intersections of gender theory and contemporary art.
-> Open crit, SF Nave (February 23)
-> Juried poster exhibition (February 24-26)
-> VCS Forum, Boardroom (February 24, 10 a.m.-noon)
-> INFRARED: New Visions from the Queer Underground
February 24, 2016 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm: Presented by Malic Amalya
The experimental films in this program examine gender construction, presentation, and reception. Defying standards of narrative cinema and normative desire, the films range in style from campy to abstract, from sensual to abrasive.
About the 2015-16 Graduate Studies Lecture Series
The 2015–16 Graduate Studies Lecture Series explores the many ways in which we undertake daily acts of both literal and implied translation, whether from ideas into actions or ideas into artworks, designs, films, or exhibitions; plans into buildings; or thought into the written and illustrated word.
In addition to exploring more general modes of translation, this series offers opportunities to consider specifically the challenges and opportunities of translating from one language, medium, or context to another.