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Wiesenfeld Lecture Series: Color Theory

  • PLATFORM Artspace 178 Wurster Hall Berkeley, CA 94720 United States (map)


A Series of Artist Talks and Performances

Monday, October 21st, 12 - 1pm
PLATFORM Artspace - Wurster Couryard
Color Theory contributors Justin Carder and Vreni Michelini Castillo will discuss the process of creating and publishing their book. Cosponsored by the Art Library Project.

Vreni Michelini-Castillo performing as Chhoti Ma

Vreni Michelini-Castillo performing as Chhoti Ma

Monday, November 4th, 6:30 - 8pm
PLATFORM Artspace - Wurster Couryard
The following contributors will give a performative lecture at PLATFORM Artspace:

Melinda Luisa de Jesús
shah noor hussein
Leila Weefur
Vreni Michelini Castillo
Shylah Pacheco Hamilton
Lukaza Branfman Verissimo

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Color Theory brings together womxn and gender non-conforming working artists of color from four generations to explore the intersections of race, gender, class and labor in and around art institutions. These reflections, stories, and remedies (through essay, image, and poetry) engage a multidisciplinary and intergenerational dialogue around ethical aesthetics, systemic oppression, and the ritual landscape. More than a simple indictment (though indict it, unabashedly, does), Color Theory is a must-read collection of communal solidarity, critical resistance and creative healing. “We are not afraid of color,” the editors declare, “because we are the embodiment of color.”

Contributors include Celia Herrera Rodríguez, Nasim Aghili, Onyinye Alheri, Grace Rosario Perkins, Leila Weefur, Melinda Luisa de Jesús, Shylah Pacheco Hamilton, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Jen Everett, Keara Gray, Shah Noor Hussein, Las Nietas de Nonó, Vreni Michelini Castillo, Maya Gomez.

Published by Wolfman Books in Oakland.