Jimenez Lai is an assistant professor at University of Illinois at Chicago and Leader of Bureau Spectacular. He holds a master of architecture degree from the University of Toronto. Lai has lived and worked in a desert shelter at Taliesin and resided in a shipping container at Atelier Van Lieshout on the piers of Rotterdam. Before founding Bureau Spectacular, he worked for MOS, AVL, REX, and OMA/Rem Koolhaas in Toronto, Rotterdam, and New York. In the past years, Lai has built numerous installations as well as being exhibited and published around the world. His first manifesto, Citizens of No Place, was published by Princeton Architectural Press with a grant from the Graham Foundation. Draft II of this book has been archived at the New Museum as a part of the show Younger Than Jesus. In 2012 Lai was named a winner of the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects.
Interior Design Lecture Series
Info: 415.703.9562 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Exhibition – Media Arts
Reception: Tuesday, March 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing
Reception: Tuesday, March 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Senior Exhibition — Sculpture
Reception: Wednesday, March 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Photography Lecture Series
Ralls Painting Studio
Free and open to the public
More info: Email Chris Nickel at email@example.com
Aaron Schuman is an American photographer, editor, writer, and curator based in the United Kingdom. After having assisted various photographers -- most notably Annie Leibovitz and Wolfgang Tillmans -- Schuman has pursued a standalone career since 2002.
His photographic work is exhibited internationally -- most recently at Flowers Gallery (London), as part of the exhibition Uncommon Ground (July 2012) -- and he regularly contributes both photography and photo-related articles, essays, and interviews to a wide range of publications, including Aperture, Foam, ArtReview, Modern Painters, Photoworks, Hotshoe International, British Journal of Photography, Dazed&Confused, Time and more.
Schuman has also published writings in a number of recently released books, including Pieter Hugo: This Must Be the Place (Prestel, 2012), Photographs Not Taken (Daylight, 2012), The Photograph as Contemporary Art (Melinda Gibson, 2012) and C Photo: Observed (Ivory Press, 2013).
Additionally, Schuman has curated several exhibitions in recent years, including Whatever Was Splendid: New American Photographs (2010 Fotofest Biennial), Other I: Alec Soth, Wassink Lundgren, Viviane Sassen (Hotshoe Gallery, London, 2011), and In Appropriation: Broomberg & Chanarin, Melinda Gibson, Seba Kurtis, Esther Teichmann, Michael Wolf (Houston Center of Photography, 2012).
Schuman is a senior lecturer in photography at the University of Brighton and the Arts University Bournemouth. He is also the director and editor of the online photography journal, SeeSaw Magazine, which he founded in 2004.
He received a BFA in Photography and History of Art from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1999, and an M.A. in Humanities and Cultural Studies from the University of London’s London Consortium in 2003.
Presented as part of the spring Graduate Studies Symposium
Reception: Wed., March 20, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
5212 Broadway (at College Avenue)
Info: 415.551.9237 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery hours: Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
An exhibition enlisting artists to communicate and converge in the making of projects in the spirit of renga, a Japanese form of collaborative poetry in which one artist creates from their own ideas, the next artist adds to this, and then the works are combined to form one piece.
The exhibition features works from the 2013 CCA gradwide elective course "Narrative."
Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.
Reception: Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Oakland and San Francisco campuses
Visit California College of the Arts for one of our many March Madness opportunities!
Portfolio Reviews & Appointments
Appointments to meet with an undergraduate Enrollment Counselor are available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both the San Francisco and Oakland campuses.
Appointments are a good opportunity to receive a portfolio review, or to discuss the needs involved in your personal transition to college.
Please call 800.447.1ART or use the convenient online reservation form to make a campus tour reservation -- especially if you are visiting from out of town.
Prospective students will have the opportunity to sit in on a variety of courses offered during March. RSVP is required. Please see the Class Visit Request Form for available courses available online in February.
Undergraduate tours of both the San Francisco and Oakland campuses are available Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. on the Oakland campus and at 1:30 p.m. on the San Francisco campus. Campus tours are approximately one hour in length and are often led by a current CCA student or enrollment counselor. Book your campus tour » Please call 800.447.1ART or use the convenient online reservation form to make a campus tour reservation -- especially if you are visiting from out of town.
Participants begin on the Oakland campus at 9 a.m. with an enrollment counselor-led information session followed by a student-led campus tour.
Immediately following the Oakland visit, all participants will board a shuttle to participate in a San Francisco campus tour. The shuttle will return to Oakland at 1 p.m.
Please see the Saturday Tour event posting in February for specific information on how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity.
RSVP for either Saturday Tour by visiting the event calendar posting (see links above).
Immediately following both the San Francisco and Oakland campus tours, enrollment counselors will lead a general undergraduate information session. Information sessions allow for visitors to learn more about CCA, ask questions, and benefit from the input of a larger group.
Monday and Friday information sessions are available at 11 a.m. (Oakland campus) and at 2:30 p.m. (San Francisco). RSVP is not required.
Virtual Information Sessions
Can't make it to campus? Participate in an online Webex Virtual Information Session. All students are invited to join an enrollment counselor online at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in March.
Transfer and second-degree students are invited to join an enrollment counselor online at 6 p.m. every Tuesday during March.
Please RSVP for a virtual information session in March.
Drop-In Financial Aid Visits
The Office of Financial Aid will be available for drop-in appointments with a financial aid counselor on both the San Francisco and Oakland campus every Monday and Friday during March.
Skype Call-Ins (International Students)
International students are encouraged to contact the Enrollment Services Office Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. (PST). General inquiries and current applicants are encouraged to participate. RSVP is not required. Skype: cca.admission
New location! 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
Reception: Friday, March 1, 2013, 6-8 pm
Hours and info: 415.551.9305 or wattis.org
Cinematic Moments is the first exhibition in an annual series titled The Order of Things drawn from the Kadist Art Foundation Collection. The exhibition aims to break down the structure and production of cinema -- specifically film, an important facet of California culture—into stages that are normally obscured.
Cinematic Moments asks what type of knowledge an exhibition is capable of producing, particularly as an exploration of the workings of a preexisting form of production -- a form that is directly related to the culture of its California surroundings. Cinematic Moments is constructed as an architecture that invites the viewer to step inside a moment in time.
The exhibition begins with a small book by the artist John Miller, who is based in New York and Berlin. His works, which range from painting to installation, are often critical yet humorous recapitulations of images and sets from iconic American films and television programs. It is a series of prosaically written descriptions of moments Miller deems cinematic.
Often no longer than five sentences in length, the descriptions range from a solicitous internal monologue to illustrations of specific visual scenes and emotional states. They are often mundane, yet strikingly real. Miller’s book collides individual moments such as scenes from a film, one negative after another, through simple juxtaposition.
Mauricio Ancalmo, Erick Beltrán, David Berezin, Yoan Capote, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Nathaniel Dorsky, Haris Epaminonda, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Charles Gaines, Ryan Gander, Loris Gréaud, Jiří Kovanda, Benoît Maire, Koki Tanaka, Ian Wallace, Haegue Yang
Cinematic Moments is curated by A. Will Brown (MA Curatorial Practice 2012). Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in art history and psychology from Goucher College.
Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy & Bill Timken. Generous support provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and the CCA Curator’s Forum.
Note: The Wattis has a new location -- 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
Reception: Tues., Jan. 22, 7-9 p.m.
Hours and info: 415.551.9305 or wattis.org
The Way Beyond Art 4: Infinite Screens is coorganized with the Film Program and features Hearsay of the Soul (2012) by the acclaimed filmmaker and artist Werner Herzog. It will be the West Coast premiere of this work. The piece resurrects works by the Dutch Golden Age painter and printmaker Hercules Pieterszoon Segers as cinematic projections in a five-channel video work with a musical score by the composer Ernst Reijseger.
The Wattis will present an accompanying program of weekly talks by CCA Film faculty and Bay Area artists and programmers focused on today’s rapidly evolving media landscape. These presentations will expand the content of the exhibition, further develop the research around these topics, expose students and audiences to a wider breadth of moving-image practices, and incorporate a multitude of voices and perspectives.
The Infinite Screens exhibition and public programs are made possible through the support of the Kadist Art Foundation; Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles; and a Cinema Visionaries grant.
Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy & Bill Timken. Generous support provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and the CCA Curator's Forum.
CATALYSTRANSIT is a project organized by Ana Labastida, circulating through the Bay Area’s Casual Carpool from Fruitvale Avenue in Oakland to Fremont Street in San Francisco, that questions how we interpret the mundane moments during commutes.
To participate, or for more information, visit www.catalystransit.com.
This project is part of Touring the Social Imaginary, a series of exhibitions and participatory, public programs across the Bay Area organized by PLAySPACE, that map the social imaginary using research-intensive processes to ask questions about places and the people that inhabit them.
PLAySPACE, The Paulette Long and Shepard Pollack Art Community Experiment, is a graduate student-run exhibition program. It provides the resources for student curators to conceptualize and present programming that is especially appropriate for, and oriented toward, the academic community.
This programming is presented in various venues and locations throughout the community.
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