"In Heaven."  Behnaz Khaleghi, 2017.

UC Berkeley MFA graduates exhibit innovative explorations of identity, change at BAMPFA

This month, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) is collaborating with UC Berkeley’s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program in a celebration of the works of this year’s six graduates. Each of these graduates offers unique ways to explore their own backgrounds and identities and in turn gives us great insight into not only their personal stories, but some of the greater cultural narratives that make up our society.
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"Manzanar Relocation Center, Manzanar, California."  Dorothea Lange (1942). Collection of the Oakland Museum of California, gift of Paul S. Taylor.

Dorothea Lange exhibition celebrates activism in art

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of 20th-century documentary photographer Dorothea Lange’s donation of her personal archive to the Oakland Museum of California, making the debut of “Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing” not exactly a surprise. Some museums, when the time is ripe to flex their archive’s muscles, are content with
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‘Turing’s Echo’ draws meaning out of repetition

The Oakland Pro Arts gallery in the heart of Downtown Oakland, currently presenting the “Turing’s Echo” juried exhibition, is so small and out of the way that it’s almost easy to walk by without noticing it’s there. One might miss it entirely except for the colorful animation of a head
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