Garden Conversation with Rebeca Mendez, Eleventh International Conference on the Arts in Society, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
Peter Sellars, Eleventh International Conference on the Arts in Society, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
Hammer Museum Tour, Eleventh International Conference on the Arts in Society, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
Eleventh International Conference on the Arts in Society, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA
Conversation with TJ Demos, Eleventh International Conference on the Arts in Society, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA

Eleventh International Conference on The Arts in Society

  • 2016 Special Focus: The Practice of Art in the Age of the Anthropocene
  • 10-12 August 2016
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, USA

At a Glance...

3

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

180 +

Delegates from all over the world who attended The Arts in Society Conference.

29

Countries Represented

Plenary Speakers

The Eleventh International Conference on The Arts in Society will feature plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Peter Sellars

Peter Sellars

Professor, World Arts and Cultures, School of the Arts and Architecture, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Peter Sellars, a director of opera, theatre, and film, is renowned worldwide for his innovative treatments of classical material from western and non-western traditions and for his commitment to exploring the role of the performing arts in contemporary society. He has served as artistic director of the Los Angeles Festival, the American National Theatre at the Kennedy Center, the Boston Shakespeare Company, and the Elitch Theatre for Children in Denver. He is a recipient of the MacArthur Prize Fellowship and was awarded the Erasmus Prize at the Dutch Royal Palace for contributions to European culture. Read more...

Etienne Turpin

Etienne Turpin

Co-Director/Co-Principal Investigator, PetaJakarta.org and Founder & Director, anexact office, Jakarta, Indonesia

Dr. Etienne Turpin is a philosopher studying, designing, curating, and writing about complex urban systems, political economies of data and infrastructure, visual culture and aesthetics, and Southeast Asian colonial-scientific history. Etienne is the founder and director of anexact office, his design and research practice based in Jakarta, Indonesia and Berkeley, United States. The office is committed to interventive urbanism, curatorial and artistic experimentation, and applied philosophical research; the office operates as both a vehicle for inquiry and a platform for assembly, with the objective of providing new tools, techniques, and methods for practices of mutual aid. Read more...

TJ Demos

TJ Demos

Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, USA

T.J. Demos writes widely on modern and contemporary art and his essays have appeared in magazines, journals, and catalogues worldwide. His published work centers broadly on the conjunction of art and politics, examining the ability of artistic practice to invent innovative and experimental strategies that challenge dominant social, political, and economic conventions. He has served on the Art Journal editorial board (2004-08), and currently is on the editorial board of Third Text, and on the advisory board of Grey Room. Demos is Director of the forthcoming Center for Creative Ecologies at UC Santa Cruz. Read more...

Rebeca Mendez

Rebeca Mendez

Professor of Design Media Arts, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles California, USA

Rebeca Mendez received her BFA (1984) and MFA (1996) from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California.

Méndez’s art practice is in various media—photography, 16mm film, video, and installation—with which she explores the nature of perception and media representation, specifically how cultures express themselves through the style of nature that they produce at a given time and the medium through which they construct this nature. She moves through different scales with ease—from photographic prints, to immersive sound and video installations, to murals of more than 25,000 square feet, to installations involving sixty-foot boulders and tons of lava rock. Read more...

Graduate Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2016 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Cathy Horsley

Cathy Horsley

University of Melbourne, Victorian College of the Arts

Eliel Jones

Eliel Jones

University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Aliyah Kennedy

Aliyah Kennedy

Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, USA

Lydia Miliokas

Lydia Miliokas

University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Elen Nas

Elen Nas

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil

​Claudia Rodríguez Ponga

​Claudia Rodríguez Ponga

University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

​Constanza Salazar

​Constanza Salazar

Cornell University, New York

Elia Vargas

Elia Vargas

University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, USA

​Haeyoung Youn

​Haeyoung Youn

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA

2016 Conference Partner

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Lightning Talk

Lightning talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Visit our YouTube channel through the button below to view the lightning talks.

Virtual Poster Session

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Visit our YouTube channel through the button below to view the lightning talks.

Final Conference Program