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HearSay Reading Series

October 23, 2012 7:30 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Info: humblepie@cca.edu or 510.597.3709

HearSay is a monthly reading series hosted by the Writing and Literature Program. It features CCA students and established Bay Area writers.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

October 23, 2012 7:00 pm

Info: 415.551.9210 or wattis@cca.edu

Terry Smith is an Australian art historian, art critic, and artist who lives and works in Pittsburgh, New York, and Sydney. From 1972 to 1976 he was an active member of the Art & Language group. Since 2001 he has been on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh. He also serves as a board member of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. Smith’s current work explores the relationships between contemporary art and its wider settings, within a world picture that he believes is characterized above all by its contemporaneity.

Tonight he will appear in conversation with CCA Wattis Institute Director Jens Hoffmann.

PLEASE NOTE: This event takes place in the new 350 Kansas Street building (between 16th and 17th Streets)

Presented as part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

October 23, 2012 7:00 pm
Vanessa (2006)

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

Seating is limited

More info: cbradley@cca.edu

Zoe Strauss was born in Philadelphia. Strauss is a self-taught photographer, described as the chronicler of Philadelphia's mean streets and the city’s own Diane Arbus. On her 30th birthday, she was given a camera and started taking pictures of life in Philadelphia’s marginal neighborhoods. Shows, awards, acclaim and fellowships soon followed. For the last eight years, she has exhibited her photos in the attention-grabbing annual installation, Under I-95. Strauss has been awarded the Leeway Grant (2002), Arcadia Works on Paper Award (2004), Pew Fellow Award (2005) and Zoe Strauss Night at the Whitney Museum (2006).

Generous support for the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program is provided by the Pilara Foundation / Pier 24 and Randi & Bob Fisher. Additional support by the Black Dog Private Foundation.

October 23, 2012 6:00 pm

California College of the Arts (CCA) invites you to an information session in Taipei hosted by Shiraz Chavan, Assistant Director of International Admissions at CCA..
Prospective students, families, alumni, and their guests are all welcome to attend and learn more about CCA and its graduate and undergraduate programs.

U.S. Education Information Center
Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan)
3F, 45, Yanping South Road, Taipei, 10043
TAIWAN
Tel: +886-2-2388-7600 ext. 142

Please contact Shiraz Chavan at schavan@cca.edu with questions.

Show Yuan, Nicholas Lyndon-Williams, Tarang Gala and Isaiah Kim

October 23–27, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Andrea Bergen, Danielle Galante and Carolynn Lee

October 23–27, 2012

Center for Art and Public Life, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Textiles

October 23–27, 2012
Kaiya Batsel-Alfresco

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Andrew Bang, Marcus Lee, Woodrow, Nick Heskes, Michael Kang, Tamara Chang, and friends

October 23–27, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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The Painting/Drawing Club exhibition brings together Painting students and celebrates the members enjoyment of the beauty of painting.

Reception: Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

October 23, 2012 11:15 am–12:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Stop by the Information Table to learn more about working in the film industry and enter to win a copy of Anne Strick's book, All the Doors in Hollywood and How to Open Them. Watch Anne Strick's video "All the Doors in Hollywood and How to Open Them" »

About the Author: Anne M.Strick has spent over twenty years in the movie industry. She has worked for Universal, Warners, Paramount and EMI, as a Unit Publicist, Project Coordinator and National Publicity Director, and with such Hollywood legends as Jack Nicholson, James Earl Jones, Sean Penn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Lynch, Sting and Dino De Laurentiis, among many others.

October 23, 2012 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Work from Mariella Poli's Interdisciplinary Course

October 22–27, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, October 23, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Photography

October 22–27, 2012

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 24, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Illustrations

October 22–27, 2012

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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.

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.