February 20, 2014

Public events and call for applications for MA Aesthetics and Politics program

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)
Courtesy of California Institute of the Arts.

The MA Aesthetics and Politics Program offers a one-year degree that encourages interrogations of the arts and politics in an expanded field. Students specialize in Critical Theory, Global Studies, or Media and Urban Studies and get up close and personal with key contemporary artists and thinkers.

Faculty: Arne De Boever (director), Douglas Kearney, Chandra Khan, Norman Klein, Martín Plot, James Wiltgen

Recent visiting speakers: Étienne Balibar, Jodi Dean, Diedrich Diederichsen, Catherine Malabou, Fred Moten, Sianne Ngai, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Financial aid packages are available in the form of scholarships, grants, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships. For general questions, or to schedule an information session, please contact Admissions Counselor Seth Blake at [email protected] or T +1 661 253 7716.

Please join us for these upcoming events:

WHAP! lecture series:

Santiago Zabala, “Emergency Aesthetics,” with Ashley Hunt as respondent
Friday, February 28, 8pm
West Hollywood Public Library, Common Room
Santiago Zabala is ICREA Research Professor in the Department of History of Philosophy, Aesthetics and Cultural Philosophy at the University of Barcelona. Ashley Hunt is an artist and activist who uses video, photography, mapping, and writing to engage social movements, modes of learning and public discourse.

Pascal Gielen, “Creativity and Other Fundamentalisms,” with Matias Viegener as respondent
Friday, April 25, 8pm
West Hollywood Public Library, Common Room
Pascal Gielen is professor of sociology of the arts at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and directs the research group Arts in Society. Matias Viegener is the author of 2500 Random Things About Me Too, a book of experimental non-fiction that was hailed as the first book composed on and through Facebook.

Visit our website for a more detailed program.

Interventions lecture series:

Fred Moten
March 18, 7pm
BB4 (Butler Building), CalArts
Known as a compelling and brilliant speaker and performer, Fred Moten works at the intersection of performance, poetry, and critical theory.

Ian Bogost
April 1, 7pm
BB4 (Butler Building), CalArts
Ian Bogost is an award-winning author and game designer whose work focuses on video games and computational media.

More information on the Interventions lecture series is available here.

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