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A Talk with The Black Aesthetic

April 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm UTC+0

The Black Aesthetic

A Talk with The Black Aesthetic
Wednesday / 4.11.18 / 12:00
Free, no ticket needed.


The Black Aesthetic is an Oakland-based artist collective of artists, writers, filmmakers and designers who curate film screenings and publish a journal of essays about black film and culture.

Jamal Batts
Ryanaustin Dennis
Malika “Ra” Imhotep
Zoé Samudzi
Leila Weefur

The Black Aesthetic is a creative organization, whose mission is to curate and assemble both a collective and distinct understanding of Black visual culture. We post the question: What is the Black aesthetic sensibility and what does it look like to you?

By working with artists, writers, filmmakers and designers, we cultivate work that asks our audience to consider their relationship to Black art. Based in Oakland, we are invested in developing a community who will participate and engage with our mission. When you support The Black Aesthetic, you are actively supporting a network of Black Artists. Through film screenings, publications and product development, we want to add to a growing collection of artistic visions that are grounded in place, body, lived-experience and are responsive to its respective environment.

Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA is a public lecture series embedded inside our Creative Gateway undergraduate course.

Berkeley Arts + Design features, fortifies, and mobilizes existing excellence in the arts and design at Berkeley, while fostering dynamic collaboration, innovation, and public access across all arts and design fields, on campus and in public life.

Learn more at: http://artsdesign.berkeley.edu/wednesdays

Arts + Design Wednesdays @ BAMPFA is organized and sponsored by UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design Initiative in partnership with Big Ideas courses. The series is co curated by the Arts Research Center; Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium; Berkeley Center for New Media; Graduate School of Journalism; Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation; Regents’ Lectureship Program; Department of Art Practice; Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities; and Department of English, all at UC Berkeley.

The spring 2018 series of Arts + Design Wednesdays is made possible thanks to a generous donation from Jan and Buzz Wiesenfeld. In-kind support is provided by BAMPFA.


April 11, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm UTC+0
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Berkeley Arts + Design
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Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St.
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
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(510) 642-0808
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