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    Shannon Jackson

Shannon Jackson: Video Across the Arts: Framing a Cross-Disciplinary Conversation

What is video art’s place in art history? And which art history? Launching our Thursday series, Shannon Jackson considers video art’s connections to a range of art forms. Introducing artists such as Marina Abramovic, William Kentridge, Bruce Nauman, Bill Viola, and many more, she considers how video art’s conceptual, durational, and screen-based processes recall and revise a variety of artistic movements. 

Shannon Jackson is Hadidi Professor at UC Berkeley and a scholar of cross-media and socially engaged art. A past Guggenheim Fellow, her books include Social Works (2011), The Builders Association (2015), Public Servants (2016), and Back Stages (2022). Jackson served as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Arts and Design from 2015 to 2021, is a trustee of several arts organizations, and serves as program director for the Kramlich Art Foundation.