• Stephanie Syjuco

Stephanie Syjuco: New Aesthetics

Available to the general public as livestream only. UC Berkeley students may attend in person with valid Cal One ID.

Stephanie Syjuco’s creative interventions make the familiar strange and, in the process, allow us to ask ourselves why things are the way they are. In her talk, Syjuco shows how art, specifically her work, can question everything from the “International Orange” of the Golden Gate Bridge and the authenticity of high-fashion handbags, to the role of Western art in promoting manifest destiny. Her talk includes an overview of her work as it is presented in museums and galleries around the world, but it also focuses on more private studio and sketchbook moments, in which she develops her creative strategies for questioning the world and exploring new alternatives.

Syjuco is an associate professor of art practice at UC Berkeley. Her work is featured in the acclaimed Art 21 series by PBS, and her exhibition record spans the globe. 

Participants and topics are subject to change; visit Berkeley Arts + Design (artsdesign.berkeley.edu) for the most up-to-date series information.