Pro Arts Gallery, 150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612, USA

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Future Events

Friday
Mar
31
2017
with
Pro Arts
Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm
6:30-8:30pm
We will begin the evening with a talk by Stephen Perkins, entitled “On the passage of a few persons through a rather brief period of time in San Francisco between 1985-1990.” During his talk, Perkins will zero in on the Festivals of Plagiarism, Art Strike, Neoism and Multiple Names. We will then introduce V. Vale (RE/Search) who will talk about his personal experience in how he “discovered” situationism and by luck met one of the local Berkeley-based point-blank situationist group.
Friday
Apr
7
2017
with
Pro Arts
Friday, April 7, 2017 from 6-7pm
6-7pm
ReadyMaids explore the reclamation of the body in response to—and in resistance of—social expectation. The Situationists adopted the method of detournement “to hijack" a process of de-contextualizing known elements and re-contextualizing them in new orientations, locations, and formations to create new meanings—to make the familiar strange / to disrupt patterns of everyday life.
Friday
Apr
14
2017
with
Pro Arts
Friday, April 14, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
This is special presentation by Keith Sanborn of a selection of his works. Keith Sanborn is a media artist, theorist and translator based in New York. He first became interested in the Situationist Internantionale in 1978 while a graduate student in Buffalo, when a friend recommended Debord’s book Society of the Spectacle. He then proceeded to read everything he could find by the Situationist Internationale.
Saturday
Apr
15
2017
with
Pro Arts
Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
Join us for a talk, given by artist Kal Spelletich, focusing on 36 years of art making, using fear, play and technology to give live audiences real life experiences. Kal has exhibited in 20 countries on 4 continents in hundreds of exhibits, operating his machines and robots thousands of times.
Sunday
Apr
16
2017
with
Pro Arts
Sunday, April 16, 2017 from 1-5pm
1-5pm
This is a three-part afternoon of informational discussion and interactive locative game project (LENS DRIFT) with media artists Molly Hankwitz and David Cox of San Francisco/Australia, focused on experimentation with the urban surveillance apparatus of the city, demonstration of ‘veillance’ as an augmented reality, and a visual presentation on surveillance technologies and design.
Friday
Apr
21
2017
with
Pro Arts
Friday, April 21, 2017 from 7-10pm
7-10pm
This evening and special presentation is curated by the artist Tooth (Black Hole Cinematheque) and co-presented in partnership with Canyon Cinema and on the occasion of their 50th Anniversary.
Saturday
Apr
22
2017
with
Pro Arts
Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 8:30-9:30pm
8:30-9:30pm
WIGband, created by Johanna Poethig and Barbara Golden in 1985, is a legendary, tasteless, feminist performance art cabaret duo from the Bay Area. WIGband responds to pertinent political points of the eras they have lived through, to the Presidents just elected or for years endured.
Friday
May
5
2017
with
Pro Arts
Friday, May 5, 2017 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
Join us for the opening reception of "Everyone is Hypnotized: Artists Dérive the Bay Area" - a group exhibition curated by Gipe + Tell.
Saturday
May
13
2017
with
Pro Arts
Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 2-4pm
2-4pm
Join us to celebrate the culminating event of our high school Youth Fellows program.
Friday
May
19
2017

Past Events

Sunday
Mar
26
2017
with
Pro Arts
Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 2-5pm
2-5pm
We’re Flocking! Play a part! Be an instigator! Meet at Pro Arts Gallery at 2:00 pm. This is where we get to go all out! Street Art Style, consciously traversing and culture jamming with our beautiful city. There is so much to play with here in Oakland: On our streets, in our parks, on the Bart, under the freeway, and so on and so forth. This city is our empty canvas.
Tuesday
Mar
21
2017
with
Pro Arts
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
This artist talk will act as a self-critical survey of some of the activities and productions Chris Carlsson has been involved with from 1979 to the early 21st century, followed by a commentary on the lived experience during this generation of doing politics.
Friday
Mar
17
2017
with
Pro Arts
Friday, March 17, 2017 from 7:30-9:30pm
7:30-9:30pm
Join us for Krista Denio's performance as the culminating event of her Studio Residency at Pro Arts. BOUND is a performance work in development, exploring stories of women suffering and surviving systemic oppressions, from incarceration to sexism, racism and the underlying patriarchy.
Tuesday
Mar
14
2017
with
Pro Arts
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Howard Besser is one of the worlds leading authorities on image databases. He is the most highly published author on this subject in professional journals, is a frequent speaker to both professional and commercial conferences, and he regularly conducts pre-conference workshops on image databases at the meetings of a number of different professional organizations.
Friday
Mar
10
2017
with
Pro Arts
Friday, March 10, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
Experimental composer, sonic architect, performance artist and Jungian Tarotist, Guillermo Galindo redefines the conventional boundaries of music and the practice of music composition.
Thursday
Mar
9
2017
with
Pro Arts
Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
There is movement. There is dance. Oakland is our stage. In the ‘Theory of the Dérive’ Guy Debord describes the dérive as “a mode of experimental behavior linked to the conditions of urban society: a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiances.”
Friday
Mar
3
2017
Friday
Feb
3
2017
with
Pro Arts
Friday, February 3, 2017 from 6-9pm
6-9pm
For the opening reception of “Technologies of the Kitchen,” Lau and Maak will invite witnesses of the Compton’s Cafeteria Riots, queer activists and the general public to activate their installation at Pro Arts and cook together “stimulating” food.
Thursday
Jan
19
2017
with
Pro Arts
Thursday, January 19, 2017 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
This Hybrid Series will be in connection to Flo Maak & Lasse Lau's residency. Presenters will be announced shortly.
Thursday
Jan
12
2017
with
Pro Arts
Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 6-8pm
6-8pm
This performance and presentation focuses on the contemporary art marketplace and its relationship to digital technologies that have come to define progressively larger parts of our lives similar to objects.