Beall Center Art + Ecology Series: Hans Baumann
March 9, 2022 - 5:30pm
Organized by Margaret Oakley Hosted by Jesse Colin Jackson Sponsored by UCI Illuminations For the Beall Center Art + Ecologies Series, artist Hans Baumann discusses his practice in relation to the contemporary climate crisis. From past land art interventions at hypersaline lakes and abandoned coal mines to current research on archeological methodology and aquaria, Baumann will describe how conceptions of Nature and “the natural” delimit our understanding of the biosphere and constrain our ability to imagine and enact alternatives to fossil capitalism. In doing so, Baumann will foreground...
Danger, Squirrel Nutkin!, 2009
Just Your Garden Variety Robots: A Conversation
February 23, 2022 - 5:30pm
Just Your Garden Variety Robots: A Conversation  Wednesday, February 23, 5:30-6:30 pm Coinciding with the Beall Center for Art + Technology’s exhibition by artist Ian Ingram, this conversation between the artist, UCI neurobiologist Steve Mahler, and UT Dallas art history professor Charissa Terranova explores the process of collaboration for works in the current exhibition. Topics include animal morphology, robotic avatars, and furtive technology in natural environments—specifically systems that cohabitate and interact with animals in the wild. This mid-career survey exhibition...
Beall Center Art + Ecology Series: Carolina Caycedo
February 16, 2022 - 5:30pm
Carolina Caycedo will discuss her body of work that addresses humanity’s relationship with nature. Informed by Indigenous philosophies, Caycedo’s art challenges us to understand nature not as a resource to be exploited, but as a living and spiritual entity that unites people beyond borders. Her innovative approach integrates her studio practice with actions in communities affected by mining, damming, and other resource extraction projects by corporations and governments. Caycedo’s work invites viewers to consider the unsustainable pace of growth under capitalism—and how we might bolster...
Forms of Reparations: the Museum and Restorative Justice
September 23, 2020 - 1:00pm, September 28, 2020 - 1:00pm, September 28, 2020 - 5:00pm, September 30, 2020 - 1:00pm, October 5, 2020 - 1:00pm, October 5, 2020 - 5:00pm, October 7, 2020 - 1:00pm
A Zoom virtual symposium organized by the Museum and Curatorial Studies graduate students of California State University, Long Beach. Between September 23rd and October 7th keynote presentations, art and activist talks, and panel discussions focusing on the current state of decolonization within cultural institutions will be delivered by Decolonize This Place (founders Amin Husain and Nitasha Dhillon, joined by cultural specialist Amy Weng), Aruna D’Souza, Dr. Atreyee Gupta, Edgar Heap of Birds, Chaédria LaBouvier, Kimberli Meyer, Helen Molesworth, Laura Raicovich, lauren woods and...
Think Tank Marathon
March 6, 2020 - 12:00pm
American Monument THINK TANK MARATHON Friday March 6 - Saturday March 7 12-7pm   Beall Center for Art and Technology  Claire Trevor School of the Arts, UCI   RSVP Think Tank Marathon - March 6 RSVP Think Tank Marathon - March 7   In recent years, evidence of police violence has reached a new level of exposure, allowing increased public access to formal investigations of police brutality. In 2014, artist/cultural organizer lauren woods began to examine police records and court transcriptions in cases where a police officer killed an unarmed...