ART EDUCATION

Adult Chinese Calligraphy Class

Pick the day for your class – Adult Chinese Calligraphy Class at Pro Arts.

PERFORMANCE

Oakland Freedom Jazz Society

Oakland Freedom Jazz Society has relocated to Pro Arts and will host the event every Monday.

PRO ARTS @ THE COMMONS

Love & Antifascism

Join us for a non-hierarchical, inclusive reading and discussion of Rosa Luxemburg’s seminal work, Reform and Revolution. Together, we will explore the divisive yet pertinent issue of reform vis-a-vis revolution through this classic and inspirational text but without dogma, party agendas, infighting, and “theory-flexing”.. instead, we will place the unifying principles of love and anti-fascism […]

READING GROUP

Deleuze & Guattari Reading Group

Every second Tuesday of the month – Deleuze & Guattari reading group, led by Pablo Manga.

EXHIBITION

Against Cinema: Situationist Film and Its Legacy

Aug 30 – Sep 27 – The exhibition, Against Cinema: Situationist Film and Its Legacy, seeks to retrace the history and legacy of Situationist film.

WORKSHOP

Towards A Solidarity Economics Conduction System for Improvisers

September 25th, 2019, 6:00 – 9:00pm: Participatory workshop facilitated by Marshall Trammell that invites attendees to critique Capitalism and its machinations through music and improvisation.

FILM

Film Screening: Heath Schultz: The Society of the Spectacle (2013) 

Friday, Sep 27, 6:30-8:30 PM -Film Screening: The Society of the Spectacle (2013) by Guy Debord and Heath Schultz

READING GROUP

Contemporary Middle Eastern Thought Reading Group

Bi-weekly reading group centered on contemporary Middle Eastern thought. We will begin by reading Jalal Toufic’s Love Dies and then move on to books by Reza Negarestani, Etel Adnan, Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh, and others.

EXHIBITION

PULSIONS

Oct 4 -Nov 1, 2019 – PULSIONS came about due to a series of observations with respect to the state of contemporary art in France. In our increasingly globalized world where identities and cultures are multiple, is it still relevant to speak of the influence and impact of French vision on the world of art today?

FILM

Painful but Fabulous in Montreal: Book Launch and Film Premiere

Thursday, Oct 10, 6:30-9:30 PM – Book launch of Pablo’s Curiosity-Underground and film premiere of Painful but Fabulous in Montreal

PERFORMANCE

Síobhra Quinlan: sfiiinx

Friday, Oct 11, 8-9 PM – Performance by sfiiinx at Pro Arts Gallery & COMMONS

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

The Techno-Tamaladas

Saturday, October 19 – Learn, make, eat & share Tamalas

PRO ARTS @ THE COMMONS

Desperate Holdings Real Estate & LandMind Spa

This October 21, 23, and 25, Desperate Holdings Real Estate & LandMind Spa will be housed on the grass under a tent at the Commons at Oscar Grant Plaza

PRO ARTS @ THE COMMONS

OF A PLAZA, BY A PLAZA, FOR A PLAZA

Sunday, Oct 27, 5 PM – A  Dance performance choreographed and performed by Yves Musard with music by Don Nino

EXHIBITION

BERLIN WONDERLAND

Nov 8- Dec 27 – BERLIN WONDERLAND in Oakland – Wild Years Revisited 1990—1996

ARTIST RESIDENCY

Imperial Services

Nov 8, 2019 – Jan 3, 2020 – Imperial Services

EXHIBITION

Kathleen King: Aided, Inspired and Multiplied

Jan 24 – Mar 6, 2019 – Solo Exhibition by Kathleen King.

EXHIBITION

Probability

May 1- Jun 26, 2020 – An exhibition and related performances features Bodil and Larnie Fox which revolves around notions of chance, indeterminacy, and luck.

EXHIBITION

Anastastasios Logothetis: Post-Anthropocene Creature No.5

With his first solo exhibition in California, Anastastasios Logothetis asks: What if we can tame ourselves to become hybrids? Here we are then, a proposition of a future for our present. An artwork as an avatar, living in the planes of immanence as a “Trans-Biological Agent.”