Current & Upcoming Programming

Oxy Arts builds community through innovative and inclusive arts experiences.

Our efforts are rooted in four core values—connection, collaboration, community and creativity. Committed to serving both the Occidental community and our neighboring communities beyond campus, Oxy Arts programs across creative mediums, featuring guest speakers, workshops, visiting artists and performances. Our programs are rooted in the belief that the arts have a unique ability to engage people in socially conscious dialogue.

To explore past projects and exhibitions please visit our past programming page.

Summer 2021


Encoding Futures: Speculative Monuments for L.A.

Over a 3-month period, artists Nancy Baker-Cahill, Audrey Chan, Joel Garcia with Meztli Projects and Patrick Martinez will research and consider the future of monuments. Each artist will conceive an original virtual monument to be geo-located at a site in the city of Los Angeles.

 

 

September 16 - November 19, 2021

Encoding Futures: Critical Imaginaries of AI

Encoding Futures: Critical Imaginaries of AI assembles the work of artists who visualize the limits of our current algorithmic imaginaries, and envision speculative futures engineered for just outcomes.

 

September 16, 2021| 4-8pm

Opening Reception: Encoding Futures: Critical Imaginaries of AI

Join us for the opening reception of our Fall 2021 exhibition, Encoding Futures: Critical Imaginaries of AI. This exhibition assembles the work of artists who visualize the limits of our current algorithmic imaginaries, and envision speculative futures engineered for just outcomes.

 

 

September 17, 2021| 12:15pm

Noble Headshot

Lecture by Safiya U. Noble

Join us for a lecture by Safiya U. Noble, author of Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism.

 

 

 

 

September 19, 2021 | 11am-2pm

Encoding Futures: Speculative Monuments for L.A. Launch

Join us to view the original augmented reality artworks created during our virtual summer residency program by artists Nancy Baker-Cahill, Audrey Chan, Joel Garcia with Meztli Projects and Patrick Martinez.

 

October 7, 2021| 7pm

Encoding Futures: Speculative Monuments for L.A. Panel Discussion

Panel discussion with resident artists, Nancy Baker Cahill, Audrey Chan, Joel Garcia with Meztli Projects, and Patrick Martinez, moderated by Tricia Kim.

 

 

 

 

 

October 21, 2021| 7pm

Workshop with Stop LAPD SpyingCommunity Organizing Workshop with Stop LAPD Spying Coalition

Join us for a workshop with Stop LAPD Spying Coalition.

 

 

 

 

October 30, 2021| 1-4pm

From Jan C. West (1971) Application of the Block-Wiener Mapping to a Homeostatic Learning System, Journal of Cybernetics 1:3, 64-78.Symposium | Encoding Futures: Speculative Blueprints for Critical AI

Join us for Encoding Futures: Speculative Blueprints for Critical AI, a symposium co-organized with Fernando Diaz and Mashinka Firunts Hakopian. 

 

 

November 4, 2021| 7pm

Lecture-Performance: Mandy Harris Williams

#BrownUpYourFeed lecture and performance by artist Mandy Harris Williams.
 

November 14, 2021| 2-4pm

Feminist AI

Workshop with Feminist.AI

Join us for a workshop with Feminist.AI.