Date & Time:Fri May 9th 2008, 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm
World-making and World Art May 9-10, 10am-5pm, Berkeley Art Museum Theater, free admission Sponsored by the Arts Research Center. http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/bca/events.html#9
This conference explores practices of visual and aural culture in painting, photography, film, architecture, performance, music, and new media as world-making—how they create human worlds of sensation, knowledge, and action. The traditions addressed range from 19th-century Europe and 20th-century America to the medieval Islamic world, the transnational Caribbean, and contemporary India. Speakers aim to confront theories of world-making with the diversity of world art traditions. It seems obvious that art makes many different worlds. How do they interrelate and change? Are interpre- tations limited to individual cultures, or do they offer resources for comparisons among traditions? What world is involved in “world art”?