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Graduate Studies Lecture Series

October 16, 2012 7:00 pm
Matei Bejenaru, Impreuna / Together, 2008

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Matei Bejenaru is an artist and curator, and the initiator of the Periferic Biennial in Romania. He is engaged in analyzing the effects of globalization in post-Communist countries. In 2003, for the second Tirana Biennial, he installed a water post in the city center offering free water to local Albanian inhabitants.

In 2005 he published in Idea Magazine (and later exhibited) a traveling guide for Romanian illegal workers. And in 2007 he exhibited at Tate Modern in London a project involving the Romanian community in the United Kingdom.

Since 2010 he has been developing Songs for a Better Future, a series of choral performances addressing perceptions of the future.

Presented by the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

Nichol Gonzalez, Claire Raymond, Kyle Murphy and Matt Shapiro

October 16–20, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Work from Ceramic Students

October 16–20, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Industrial Design Casual Talks

October 16, 2012, 12:00–1:30 pm

Carolina 101, SF Campus

Cosponsored by the President's Diversity Steering Committee Group

Alberto Villarreal is a senior industrial designer focused on product development and technological/cultural innovation. Currently he leads AGENT, an award-winning innovation firm based in Mexico City.

With more than 30 international awards over the past decade, his work has been recognized with some of the most prestigious honors of the industry, including Red Dot Luminary Award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, iF Hannover Product Design Award, and IDSA Industrial Design Excellence Award, among others.

Characterized by a diverse portfolio of projects and entrepreneurial drive, his work spans a variety of industries and products such as sports equipment, transportation, consumer electronics, furniture, toys, high-tech medical devices, and appropriate technology.

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

October 16–20, 2012

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 17, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

October 15–20, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, October 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the Interior Design Program

October 13–19, 2012

472 Jackson Street | San Francisco CA 94111

Opening Reception: October 12, 2012 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Gallery Hours: October 13-19, noon to 6 p.m.

Info: Jen Sikora, jsikora@cca.edu

The CCA Interior Design Program presents The Materials of Space: Best of 2011-2012 Show exhibition at 472 Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in the heart of downtown San Francisco specializing in the presentation of cutting-edge work located on the borders of art, design, and technology.

CCA's Interior Design Program provides an interdisciplinary design education where critical, artistic, historical, and material approaches to the practice of interior and environmental design integrate theory with art and technology.

Join us in celebrating a selection of the best student design work completed in the 2011-12 academic year.

Ninth Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Textiles Program Exhibition

October 9–20, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Oct. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; also Wed. until 7:30 p.m.
Info: 510.594.3747

Knots: Textile Topologies, the 9th annual juried exhibition organized by CCA's Textiles Program, showcases works by graduate and undergraduate students working with textile materials, techniques, and concepts.

October 4–November 2, 2012

Alter Space, 1158 Howard Street, San Francisco

Reception: Fri., Oct. 5, 6-9 p.m.
Hours: Thur.-Sat., 1-6 p.m.
Info: alterspace.co/calendar

The Individualized Major Program presents an interdisciplinary exhibition of ideas about other places, getting lost, wandering, and the possibility that the wrong place is exactly where we need to be. Behold souvenirs and wonders from distant lands: distant in time, distant in space, and existing only in the mind.

The participating artists transform the gallery space into a giant cabinet of marvels including dioramas, films, and fantastic tales chronicling the thousand realms of wonder that lie beyond our familiar experience: the New World, the Old World, outer space, alternative versions of the everyday world, flights of fancy, and places you’ve never been.

October 1–16, 2012

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tues., Oct. 16, 5:30-7 p.m. (RSVP for the reception at 510.594.3604 or rsvp@cca.edu)
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (Note: Exhibition is closed October 13-14)
Info: 510.594.3776 or kdawson2@cca.edu

Featuring works by the recipients of this year’s award, Sarah Ward and Mateo Hao. Get a sneak peek »

The Ronald and Anita Wornick Award Exhibition, held every fall to honor the student winners of the scholarship, is the Furniture Program’s biggest annual event. The work on view clearly demonstrates to the entire college community the values of the Furniture Program and the creativity, dedication, and craftsmanship of its students.

The Ronald and Anita Wornick Award was established by the Wornick Company on the occasion of Ronald C. Wornick’s retirement as president and CEO. Reflecting the wishes of the Wornicks, the award is intended to recognize, nourish, and encourage talented students in the wood arts at California College of the Arts. A gifted amateur wood artist, Ronald Wornick has been a member of the CCA Board of Trustees since 1992.

Celebrating 25 Years of the Barclay Simpson Award Exhibition

September 27–October 27, 2012

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Thurs., Sept. 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (RSVP for the reception at 510.594.3604 or rsvp@cca.edu)
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Info: cbradley@cca.edu

Recent works by artists who have received the Barclay Simpson Award since its inception in 1987. For 25 years now, this generous award has given CCA graduate student artists crucial financial support and an exhibition opportunity at a pivotal point in their development.

Read more about the Barclay Simpson Award »

The quality of the recent work by these artists is a testament to the value of such a grant. Their diverse practices and methods of production range from painting to printmaking, drawing, sculpture, video, sound, installation, social practice, and other interdisciplinary forms.

Featured artists:

Anthony Discenza
Dina Danish
Bill Durgin
Patricia Esquivias
Harrell Fletcher
Llewellyn Fletcher
Mik Gaspay
Josh Greene
Todd Hido
David Huffman
Hannah Ireland
Lawrence La Bianca
Katie Lewis
Travis Joseph Meinolf
Linn Myers
Scott Oliver
Patricia Olynyk
Conrad Ruiz
Gabrielle Teschner
Hank Willis Thomas
Imin Yeh

Presented by CCA Wattis Institute

September 13–December 1, 2012

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thurs., Sept. 13, 7-9 p.m. (RSVP for the reception at rsvp@cca.edu)
Hours: Tues.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Info: 415.551.9210 or www.wattis.org

The legendary exhibition Live in Your Head: When Attitudes Become Form, presented in 1969 at Kunsthalle Bern, Germany, has been exhaustively discussed, researched, and examined. It has inspired essays, books, conferences . . . and now, at the CCA Wattis Institute, another exhibition.

In September 2012, Wattis director Jens Hoffmann will tackle the history and the myths surrounding When Attitudes Become Form with a new “sequel” exhibition, When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes.

The original show, curated by Harald Szeemann, featured 69 conceptual artists working in fields known today as post-Minimalism, Arte Povera, Land art, and beyond. The Wattis exhibition will feature more than 80 artists, all working within the legacy of Conceptual art, including the following:

Simon Fujiwara
Claire Fontaine
Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla
Abraham Cruzvillegas
Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset
Ryan Gander
Walead Beshty
Renata Lucas
Adriana Lara
Carey Young

The show will also bring together archival material, floor plans, installation images, and ephemera from the 1969 show.

Generous support for When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes provided by C. Ross Sappenfield and Laura Brugger, Robin Wright and Ian Reeves, and Laura and Joe Sweeney.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy and Bill Timken. General support for the Wattis Institute provided by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Ann Hatch and Paul Discoe, and the CCA Curator’s Forum.

September 4, 2012–May 10, 2013
Touring the Social Imaginary

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.

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About PLAySPACE

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.