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Episode 3: @_emotionalbaggage liked your post By Dorothy Santos

Episode 3: @_emotionalbaggage liked your post

PRNT SCRN

Dorothy explores the artistic practice of artist Ani Liu and how she re-imagines portraiture and explores the translation between virtual to physical. In Liu’s most recent work, Real Virtual Feelings (2018), she examines how the digital realm affects our cognition and body chemistry.

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Episode 4 (S2): thank u, next By Elena Gross, Jay Katelansky

Episode 4 (S2): thank u, next

what are you looking at?

In their final episode, Jay and Elena reflect on all the highs of this past year, revisit their all-time favorite segments, and interview their ultimate art crush Tschabalala Self.

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Ala Ebtekar & Dorothy R. Santos By Ala Ebtekar, Dorothy Santos

Ala Ebtekar & Dorothy R. Santos

Between You and Me

"I believe we planted that seed years ago, and I feel fortunate that it’s come to sprout this spring."

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Episode 36: Katie Dorame By Weston Teruya

Episode 36: Katie Dorame

(un)making

Weston talks with Oakland-based artist Katie Dorame, who creates narratives that explore colonialism and Native American pop-culture representations, leavened with moments of humor.

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Episode 3 (S2): #CareerGoals By Elena Gross, Jay Katelansky

Episode 3 (S2): #CareerGoals

what are you looking at?

Elena and Jay reflect on the decades-long careers of Black artists and consider what their re-emergence says about our current moment and for the future.

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Episode 35: Nancy Hom By Weston Teruya

Episode 35: Nancy Hom

(un)making

Weston talks with artist, curator, and cultural organizer Nancy Hom, who has served as an anchor and mentor in the Asian American artistic community, creating platforms to support artists, bring together people, and advance social justice work.

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Cybele Lyle: Lured to the Local By Kelly Kirkland

Cybele Lyle: Lured to the Local

New Takes

Cybele Lyle renegotiates her relationship to the rapidly changing landscape of her childhood home: “I feel like I'm seeing a place I've known forever for the first time.”

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Cliff Hengst & Scott Hewicker By Cliff Hengst, Scott Hewicker

Cliff Hengst & Scott Hewicker

Between You and Me

"I keep thinking of Prue Leith from the Great British Baking Show (one of the few things these days that calms my rising anxiety) when she says knowingly to the contestants, 'It has got to be worth the calories.' I’m sure there’s a metaphor for art school in there somewhere."

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Episode 1: Sound as Sculpture By Dorothy Santos

Episode 1: Sound as Sculpture

PRNT SCRN

In the first episode of PRNT SCRN, Dorothy explores the history and convergence of analog and digital technologies in the production of experimental sound.

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Fold, Staple, Embrace: The Body Alive in the Archive By tamara suarez porras

Fold, Staple, Embrace: The Body Alive in the Archive

New Takes

Photographic objects and the subjects within them degrade over time, particularly when discarded through the sieve of archival practices. Do possibilities exist for the body to further live through the photograph? Can photographic objects invoke life over death?

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Magnetic Fields By Glen Helfand

Magnetic Fields

Living & Working

The Bay Area may be losing some of its soul, but there’s a tenacious spirit here that cannot be eradicated. Ultimately, things boil down to our sense of truth and empathy.

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Episode 2, (S2): Deep In My Feelings By Elena Gross, Jay Katelansky

Episode 2, (S2): Deep In My Feelings

what are you looking at?

On this episode, Jay and Elena visit Bay Area Now 8, the YBCA triennial exhibition, and talk about faves and feelings.

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Episode 34: Dinh Q. Lê By Weston Teruya

Episode 34: Dinh Q. Lê

(un)making

In this (un)making episode, Weston talks with Ho Chi Minh City-based artist, curator, and cultural organizer Dinh Q. Lê.

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Autumn Knight’s Sanity TV By Ana Tuazon

Autumn Knight’s Sanity TV

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Autumn Knight's Sanity TV is a performative talk show negotiating the complex socio-policital dynamics of its audience.

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Episode 1, (S2): Let’s Do A Check-In By Elena Gross, Jay Katelansky

Episode 1, (S2): Let’s Do A Check-In

what are you looking at?

Elena and Jay catch up from summer break and unpack the meaning of “back-to-school” by thinking about the benefit and necessity of alternative schooling models.

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Episode 33: Jesus Barraza By Weston Teruya

Episode 33: Jesus Barraza

(un)making

In this episode, Weston Teruya is in conversation with artist and educator, Jesus Barraza, whose work draws on a long and complex history of print, mural, and socially engaged practices within Indigenous and Xicanx communities.

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Support Structures By Jackie Im

Support Structures

Living & Working

What does the migration of people in creative fields away from the Bay Area mean for those who stay? What is needed to survive here?

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Chitra Ganesh & Sung Hwan Kim By Chitra Ganesh, Sung Hwan Kim

Chitra Ganesh & Sung Hwan Kim

Between You and Me

"There are structural affinities between preservation of American race and American art."

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Episode 8: Bittersweet End Notes By Jay Katelansky, Elena Gross

Episode 8: Bittersweet End Notes

what are you looking at?

This episode is the season finale of what are you looking at?, and our hosts Jay and Elena reflect on the bittersweet feelings of all different sorts of endings.

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Episode 32: Barnali Ghosh & Anirvan Chatterjee By Weston Teruya

Episode 32: Barnali Ghosh & Anirvan Chatterjee

(un)making

The Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour guides people across downtown Berkeley as they share stories that explore the multigenerational and intersectional work of South Asian Americans in the region.

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Episode 31: Erick Arguello, Rachel Lastimosa, & Tommy Wong By Weston Teruya

Episode 31: Erick Arguello, Rachel Lastimosa, & Tommy Wong

(un)making

Keeping Our Space: Organizing Cultural Districts in the Bay Area, was recorded live at the Bayanihan Community Center in the heart of SOMA Pilipinas in early April as the final event in Art Practical’s Process + Practice + Progress series.

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Gagged: An Interview with Marcel Alcalá By Nat Marcus

Gagged: An Interview with Marcel Alcalá

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To face the precarity of our present day and the psychic freight it offloads onto queer, POC, and undocumented people, Marcel Alcalá stages critiques that are in turn humorous and no-bullshit.

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Secrets and Other Superheroes By Genevieve Quick

Secrets and Other Superheroes

Tomorrow We Dreamt of Yesterday

In superhero films, the secret lives of the protagonists are self-protective, ensuring their security within the civilian world. While the secrecy of identities and societies can fortify resistance, it also suggests an absence, one that has parallels to the lack of representation produced by socioeconomic and racial inequality and political oppression.

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Indira Allegra’s Grieving Technologies By Anna Martine Whitehead

Indira Allegra’s Grieving Technologies

Endurance Tests

Grief’s complexity is at the center of much of Indira Allegra’s work, which explores the intersections of loss, disability, and Black feminine physicality. 

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Children of Children By Anuradha Vikram

Children of Children

#Hashtags

In the exhibition Children of the Children of the Revolution at Stockholm’s Färgfabriken, five artists reckon with the legacies of their revolutionary upbringings.

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Episode 7: MFA or Nah By Jay Katelansky, Elena Gross

Episode 7: MFA or Nah

what are you looking at?

Jay and Elena reflect on their post-grad experiences and give some tricks and tips that have helped them survive it (so far).

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Episode 30: Edgar Arceneaux By Weston Teruya

Episode 30: Edgar Arceneaux

(un)making

Edgar Arceneaux explores concepts of absolution, redemption, and the participation of audiences and institutions in exploitative systems.

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The Ghost of Geys: Art as Artifice at Yale Union By Lusi Lukova

The Ghost of Geys: Art as Artifice at Yale Union

Features

Jef Geys, the artist’s posthumous exhibition currently on view at Yale Union (YU), is a compilation of works that conceptually teeter between the liminal authorships of artist and curator, creative freedom and institutional limitations. 

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Bree Lamb By Jamee Crusan

Bree Lamb

New Takes

Bree Lamb produces sweet and sugary photographs that complicate partnerships and familiar relations while also instigating a hint of nostalgia for anyone who was a kid in the 1980s and 1990s.

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Mythmaking in and through Sublime Seas at SFMOMA By Connie Zheng

Mythmaking in and through Sublime Seas at SFMOMA

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The polyphony quickly reveals itself to be a major source of the power of John Akomfrah's Vertigo Sea. Specifically, it provides a conceptual frame for greater consideration of the relationships between bodies and voices, media and environment, representations and reality.

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The Performative Drawings of Dorian Katz, aka Poppers the Pony By Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa

The Performative Drawings of Dorian Katz, aka Poppers the Pony

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Dorian Katz exposes forces of nature in the animal world that help to deconstruct human-held views of normative sexuality and gender. Katz’s metamorphic animals exist in the liminal spaces between species and genders, illustrating and leveraging other ways of embodiment and being.

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Letter from the Executive Director By Michele Carlson

Letter from the Executive Director

Equity flows from the top down, not muscled from the bottom up by those who also happen to be the focus of said diversity initiatives. These voices should determine outcomes, be held accountable, and be given credit for successes, and failures—not just be leveraged for institutional equity strategies.

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Episode 29: Imani Jacqueline Brown By Weston Teruya

Episode 29: Imani Jacqueline Brown

(un)making

New Orleans-based artist, writer, and cultural organizer, Imani Jacqueline Brown, very carefully examines the underlying financial systems that destabilize and shape our lives, whether it be fossil fuel money, predatory development, student debt, or wealthy investment portfolios.

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Black Feminist Insurgence By Anisa Jackson

Black Feminist Insurgence

Features

Anna Martine Whitehead, whose work engages with experimental spatial and temporal dimensions that can visualize Black queer relationships to these virtualities, investigates architectures of containment and resistance through an exchange of meditative gestures and lecture. 

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Ceci n’est pas un mot: It’s Word Art By Rob Marks

Ceci n’est pas un mot: It’s Word Art

Features

In the visual hothouse of the gallery, word art—particularly the word art of artists whose language fosters ambiguity—faces enormous challenges. Can an artwork’s visual and verbal impacts co-exist and survive each other's force? 

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Interview with Takeshi Moro (tmoro projects) By Vivian Sming

Interview with Takeshi Moro (tmoro projects)

Features

When artist Takeshi Moro was offered a teaching position at Santa Clara University in 2013, he decided to open up a non-profit art space, tmoro projects, in his garage right across from campus.

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