Curatorial Practice Thesis Symposium

April 5, 2014 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus

Free and open to the  public
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Watch the thesis presentations on CCA's channel on YouTube:

Part I; Part II; Part III

Candidates in CCA's Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice offer presentations of their thesis work to their peers, advisors, and community. 

Representing the culmination of a year of study, research, thinking, and writing at the cutting edge of the curatorial field, these theses engage a diverse range of subjects. 


10:00 a.m.: Introduction

10:15 a.m.: Session One -- Exhibitions & Spaces

Ken Becker Not Just Some Canadian Hippie Bullshit: The Western Front's Video Residency Program as Artists’ Practice 

Callie Humphrey Pushing Boundaries: Site-Specific Performance at the US/Mexico Border

Marja van der Loo Exhibitions in the Rough: An Examination of Lina Bo Bardi's Curatorial Practice

11:40 a.m.: Session Two -- Publications

Patricia Cariño Other Structures: Third Text and Curatorial Critique

Leila Grothe From Activism to Exhibition: Affective Specificity in the AIDS Crisis

Pierre-François Galpin Conceptual Photography in Dispersion

1:00 p.m.: Intermission

1:40 p.m.: Session Three -- Artists & Curators
Marie Martraire Analysis: Negating the Individual in the Instruction-based Practice of the New Measurement Group, Beijing, China, 1988-1995

Megan Williams Purple Dye in a Clear River: An Analysis of the Curatorial, Critical, and Activist Practices of Adrienne Fuzee

Marion Cousin The Fabrication of Truth

Lauren O'Connell David Ireland's 500 Capp Street: Making Visible a Complex Matrix of Relationships


Image courtesy of 500 Capp Street Foundation, San Francisco © 500 Capp Street Foundation, San Francisco