October 31 through November 11, 2012
For Art for Human Rights, we have selected artworks from the collection that inspire thought about a range of human rights issues, both individual and collective, local and international. The exhibition includes work from Fernando Botero’s provocative Abu Ghraib series along with selections from from a 1968 photo essay on the Black Panthers in the Bay Area by Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones. Rounding out the exhibition is a porcelain cube sculpture by Ai Weiwei, whose works and actions increasingly accentuate the fragile situation of those who speak out against human rights abuses in his native China.
The exhibition is organized by Chief Curator and Director of Programs and Collections Lucinda Barnes and Assistant Curator Stephanie Cannizzo.
Related Public Programs
Sunday, November 11, 4:30 p.m.
AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY
Alison Klayman (U.S./China, 2012)
Introduction by art critic Jeff Kelley
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is the first feature-length film about the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist. Director Alison Klayman, an American freelance journalist who was based in Beijing between 2008 and 2010, gained unprecedented access to the artist, documenting his working method, political activism, personal life, and rise to stardom.
Thursday, November 15, 4 p.m.
IN CONVERSATION: ERIC STOVER AND MICHAEL MASCUCH
BAM/PFA Museum Theater
Join Eric Stover, faculty director of the Human Rights Center at the UC Berkeley School of Law, and UC Berkeley Associate Professor of Rhetoric Michael Mascuch as they explore issues arising from the work on view in Art for Human Rights. Admission is free.