Nathan Watson of Related Tactics

Nathan Watson of Related Tactics

Opening Reception
Ready

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 6pm–8pm
Free and Open to the Public

Sita Kuratomi Bhaumik, Janaki Jagannath & Cece Carpio; Cute Rage Press (Aram Han Sifuentes & Ishita Dharap); Rebecca Goldschmidt; Vero Majano; Nyeema Morgan & Mike Cloud; and Kim Nguyen

Curated by Related Tactics

Ready presents a pair of mobile stations created by Related Tactics that gather and deploy a collection of artists’ interventions, tools and strategies that can be used by audiences to interrupt systems of marginalization, exploitation and erasure, large and small. The assembled materials range from the poetic to prompts for guerrilla actions, from stickers to seeds, from prompts for literary analysis to the building blocks for temporary gatherings, but are all linked through their interest in encouraging individual agency in challenging everyday moments where we are often caught off guard or isolated from allies. Ready offers a variety of tools to be utilized beyond the exhibition.

Related Tactics is Michele Carlson, Weston Teruya and Nathan Watson. They produce creative projects at the intersection of race and culture to confront and critique systemic and institutional racism and inequities.


Portfolio Review Day
Saturday, November 2

11am–1:30pm & 2pm–4:30pm
BAC Members $60/Nonmembers $75 (for 2 reviews)

Join Berkeley Art Center for our annual Portfolio Review Day. We’ve lined up an amazing group of artists, educators, curators, and arts administrators to offer feedback on your work, answer questions about the art world, and share strategies to push you both creatively and professionally. This is a unique opportunity for artists and reviewers to connect in a supportive, friendly environment.

Each artist participant will have the chance to meet with two reviewers for 20 minutes each. Space is limited, and registration will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Artists are asked to bring portfolios in ready to view—either as original works on paper; printed as large-format, high-resolution photographs; or downloaded in a presentation on a laptop or tablet. Internet access will not be available for viewing online.


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Artists in Conversation: Ready

Saturday, November 16, 2pm–4pm
Free and Open to the Public

Join members of the collective Related Tactics for a conversation with local artists in the exhibition Ready. They'll discuss the need for artist-made interventions to interrupt systems of marginalization, exploitation and erasure; how activism informs and influences their practices as artists and writers; their hopes for encouraging individual agency; and the power of art to shape and feed social justice movements.


Image: Kim Nguyen, Divest From Yourself, custom-printed matchbook, 2019