CalArts’s MA Aesthetics and Politics Program — a uniquely structured two-year graduate experience for students seeking to engage in an intensive critique of the relations between culture, politics, and society — is seeking applicants for Fall 2021. Whether you’re a working artist looking to sharpen your theoretical acumen, an aspiring academic looking for a crash-course in contemporary critical discourse, or a cultural commentator seeking to better understand the vast and shifting aesthetic and political underpinnings of our historical moment, the MA Aesthetics and Politics Program at CalArts’s School of Critical Studies can offer you the time, mentorship, and professional development opportunities you need to reach the next level in your academic, or artistic life.
Centered in the storied creative laboratory that is CalArts — an electric community of boundary-pushing visual and performing artists — the program’s rigorous core courses are supplemented by enriching electives and a stimulating, arts-focused environment. This academic year, we’re honored to be hosting literary scholar and cultural historian Saidiya Hartman as our Theorist in Residence for what promises to be a vital public discussion. With an incredible and newly expanded faculty roster, classes that are currently fully remote, and a stellar lecture series with a special focus this semester on the surveillance of blackness (streaming now), there’s never been a better time to check out the program, whether you’re a Los Angeles local or living on the other side of the globe.
Institute scholarships, teaching opportunities, and post-graduate teaching fellowships are available to qualified domestic and international applicants.
The settlement comes after Tate prevented an artist who exposed sexual harassment by one of its largest donors from co-curating an exhibition.
Let’s be honest: On a best bathrooms list, no one wants to be number two.
The Newark Museum of Art Presents Jazz Greats: Classic Photographs from the Bank of America Collection
Photographers Antony Armstrong Jones, Milt Hinton, Chuck Stewart, Barbara Morgan, and more capture a breadth of legendary and local musicians and performance artists. On view through August 21.
Advocacy groups are pushing for a 5% royalty in resales, which would pertain even after the artist dies, in which case the funds would go to their estate.
This week, the Getty Museum is returning ancient terracottas to Italy, parsing an antisemitic mural at Documenta, an ancient gold find in Denmark, a new puritanism, slavery in early Christianity, and much more.
Art and photographs, publications from the 19th and 20th centuries, manuscripts, posters and more are set to cross the auction block on August 18.
The absence of an explicit framing of American art, in all of its diversity, as a visual culture of empire distorts and hampers our ability to understand — and reimagine — our social world.
The gap between the material body and the psychological one, which we all too often take for granted, is one of the underlying themes of Hiro’s exhibition.
David Rios Ferreira and Denae Shanidiin join forces to bring awareness to the plight of Indigenous women and girls, and LGBTQ+ individuals.
Metrograph’s series The Process features films that were either directed by Robert M. Young or made with the help of Irving Young’s postproduction facility.
Memes depicting a sinister, all-powerful Joe Biden alter ego are sweeping the internet, and the Democratic establishment is loving it.