Arts + Design Mondays: Collecting the Uncollectible: Pamela and Richard Kramlich in Conversation with Lawrence Rinder
Pamela & Richard Kramlich began building their collection in 1992, a time when collecting primarily time-based works was unprecedented and considered an unlikely pursuit. Since then, they have expanded their collection to include some 300 works by more than 60 international artists. In 1997, the Kramlichs established the New Art Trust to advance the media arts through the support of research and scholarship in the field.
Lawrence Rinder has been director of BAMPFA since 2008. His previous positions include dean of California College of the Arts, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator of Contemporary Art at the Whitney Museum, founding director at CCA Wattis, and assistant director and curator for twentieth-century art at BAMPFA.
This event is part of UC Berkeley’s Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium, an internationally recognized forum for presenting new ideas that challenge conventional wisdom about art, technology, and culture. This year’s theme is Digital Immersions, presenting artists, writers, curators, and scholars who consider contemporary issues at the intersection of aesthetic expression, emerging technologies, and cultural history from a critical perspective. Sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media, the Arts + Design Initiative, and the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley.
About Arts + Design Mondays
Join us Monday evenings as we invite UC Berkeley faculty and other creative people to talk about topics of current interest, including new immersive art technologies, the future of cultural criticism, and the role of the arts in social justice.
Arts + Design Mondays @ BAMPFA is organized by UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design Initiative, the Arts Research Center (ARC), and BAMPFA. Participating presenters include UC Berkeley’s Art of Writing; ARC; Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium; Berkeley Center for New Media; The Black Room; Department of Art Practice; Department of English; Digital Humanities at Berkeley; and the Townsend Center for the Humanities. The program is sponsored by Arts + Design.