HOME: Making Space for Radical Love and Struggle

Presented by CCA Diversity Studies Faculty
April 9–20
HOME: Making Space for Radical Love and Struggle
Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
Free and open to the public
Opening Reception: Wed., Apr. 11, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Mon.–Fri.,10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

The Diversity Studies Program at California College of the Art presents Home: Making Space for Radical Love and Struggle, its first ever faculty exhibition. This show will feature new work exploring the theme of "Home" and its myriad resonances in relation to academia, community, family, identity and nation, and will also incorporate teach-ins, lectures, live music and poetry readings.

The Diversity Studies program has existed in different forms at CCA since 1970, informing students about the contributions of historically underrepresented, indigenous, immigrant, and forced migratory communities to American arts, history, culture, and society. In both studio and seminar classes the program highlights both the interrelations between global/diasporic communities as well as the impact of race/ethnicity, gender and sexuality on art making and design practices.

Diversity Studies faculty included in the exhibition include: Claudia Bernardi, Sita Bhaumik, Melinda Luisa de Jesús, Lydia Nakashima Degarrod, Guillermo Galindo, Ikaika Gleisburg, Matthew Grasso, Shylah Pacheco Hamilton, Taraneh Hemami, Maxwell Leung, Devorah Major, Vreni Michelini-Castillo, Malaquias Montoya, Sean Levon Nash, Trena Noval + Shalini Agrawal/ 3rd Space Lab Collective, Eduardo Pineda, Mariella Poli, Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera, William Rossel, Pallavi Sharma, Kim Shuck, Bryan Keith Thomas, Rickey Vincent, & Noga Wizansky

MENArt group (Middle Eastern and North African Art Group)
COMAR (Community Arts) Students

presentations by
Black Arts/Diversity Studies Founder Alashe Michael Oshoosi (Michael Wright)
Former Diversity Studies Chairs Malaquias Montoya and Sonia BasSheva Manjon

musical performance by
Jennifer Johns

Exhibition Committee: Claudia Bernardi, Melinda de Jesús, Shylah Pacheco Hamilton, Taraneh Hemami, Sean Levon Nash, Eduardo Pineda, Bryan Keith Thomas

Co-Sponsor: President’s Diversity Steering Group


Programming Master Schedule


Monday, April 9
4-5 p.m. AICAD fellow Juan Carlos Rivera Lecture: "Decolonizing & Design: A
Boriqueer Perspective"

Tuesday, April 10
11 a.m.-noon Trena Noval + Shalini Agrawal/3rd Space Lab Collective Discussion
and Tea

4-6 p.m. Rickey Vincent Vinyl Showcase

Wednesday, April 11
2-3 p.m. Emory Douglas lecture (Sita/CAPL)

5:30 p.m. Opening Reception
(American Center for Philippine Arts dancers)

6 p.m. Remarks by former DS chair Malaquias Montoya

Friday, April 13
4:45-5:30 p.m. Lecture and musical presentation by Matthew Grasso and Bill
Rossel (North Indian fusion music)

5:40-6:30 p.m. Jennifer Johns showcase

7:15-8:30 p.m. Panel discussion with Black Arts/Diversity Studies founder Alashe Michael Oshoosi (Michael Wright) and former chair DS Chair Sonia Manjon

9-10 p.m. Vreni Michelini-Castillo aka a.k.a. Chhoti Maa performs

Monday, April 16
11 a.m.-noon Teach-in with Vreni Michelini-Castillo and Shylah Hamilton: healing through art: what are the airs of the soul?

Tuesday, April 17
noon-2 p.m. Kim Shuck poetry tour of exhibition

3-4 p.m. Ikaika Gleisburg lecture:
Unsettling Trans & Queer Frameworks of Legibility: Native Hawaiian Māhū Identity in Settler-Colonial Contexts

Wednesday, April 18
11 a.m.-noon COMAR Students breadmaking/urban intervention

1-2 p.m. MENArt group presentation

3-4 p.m. COMAR Students (repeat)

Thurs April 19
noon-2 p.m. Devorah Major poetry tour