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Graduate Studies Lecture Series

October 30, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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This evening, the duo Claire Fontaine will be in conversation with the renowned art critic and art historian Hal Foster.

Claire Fontaine is a Paris-based artist collective. Its work responds to a feeling of political impotence in contemporary culture and is motivated by the history of radical protest. Among Claire Fontaine’s best-known works is Equivalent VIII (2007), 120 firebricks wrapped in book covers from radical literary texts. Referencing the bricks thrown by Paris protesters in May 1968, the piece presents (symbolic and literal) devices of dissent. Foreigners Everywhere is an ongoing series of neon signs in which the title is stated in the language of the country where the work is appearing. It references the ubiquity of immigration issues and anxiety regarding terrorist threats.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

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

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.

October 30, 2012, 6:30–9:00 pm
Four Minutes to Victory! Students compete in last year’s Blind Throwing Contest.

Treadwell Ceramic Arts Center, Oakland Campus
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Info: 510.865.7704 or agonzalez@cca.edu

The Ceramics Guild invites all alumni to return to CCA and share some food, fun, and memories . . . and get dirty! And, of course, everyone else is invited as well. Bring a friend and get dirty together!

Free prizes and treats! You don’t need to be alum to have fun. Everyone is invite. Everyone is invited. You say that you’ve never thrown on the wheel before? Perfect! You are probably a master spinner and don’t even know it!

Come and throw on the wheel for four minutes while wearing a blindfold and win prizes in such prestigious categories as “biggest showoff,” “best ashtray,” and “most likely to never throw again!”

To sign up to participate, come to the Ceramic Studios or RSVP on Facebook CCA Ceramics.

October 30, 2012, 3:00–4:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to CCA community only
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Contact: rwolfe@cca.edu

The IMPACT: Social Entrepreneurship Award Program funds interdisciplinary teams of CCA students to develop projects collaboratively with a community organization that address real-world needs.

Come to an IMPACT information session to learn more about what IMPACT is and how you can apply to receive $10,000 to implement a summer project.

Any student with enthusiasm for social change or a specific project idea is welcome.

Additional IMPACT Info Sessions

Wed., Oct. 31, 11 a.m.-noon (SF, Timken Hall)
Mon., Nov. 5, 3-4 p.m. (OAK, A2 Café)
Wed., Nov. 7, 3-4 p.m. (OAK, A2 Café)
Thurs., Nov. 8, 6-7 p.m. (SF, Timken Hall)
Tues., Nov. 13, 6-7 p.m., (OAK, A2 Café)
Wed., Nov. 14, 5-6 p.m. (SF, Timken Hall)

Senior Exhibition — Textiles

October 30–November 3, 2012
Marisa de la Peña

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Work from the Jewelry/Metal Arts Program

October 30–November 3, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Works by Michael Bucci, James Sinclair and Graham Holoch

October 30–November 3, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

October 30–November 3, 2012

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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October 30–November 3, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Travis McFlynne and Friends
Sculpture Show

Reception: Wednesday, October 31, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

October 30, 2012 11:00 am

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Join one of the web's fastest-growing and most exciting businesses, Minted.com. Minted is a social commerce site, crowd-sourcing graphic designs and art from a global design community and selling those as printed paper products. Hiring now - associate designers and customer service representatives.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

October 29–November 3, 2012

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

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

October 29–November 3, 2012

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

October 29–November 7, 2012

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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October 29–November 2, 2012

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Mon., Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Info: 415.551.9330 or mjones@cca.edu

Join us to celebrate and view works by junior-level Illustration students.

October 28–November 2, 2012

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Fri., Nov. 2, 6-8 p.m.
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 415.703.9563 or vdelrosario@cca.edu

Works by CCA faculty and alumni featured in the book Just Design: Socially Conscious Design for Critical Causes, by Graphic Design faculty member Christopher Simmons.

For many designers, doing good work that also does good in the world is an essential part of their ethos. Just Design celebrates and explores this increasingly critical aspect of design by showcasing a diverse collection of inspiring projects, people, and causes. Featured designers include Doug Akagi, Bob Aufuldish, Eric Heiman, Ellen Keith (alum), JP Kelly (alum), Janet Lai (alum), Serah Mead (alum), Jeremy Mende, Christopher Simmons, Michael Vanderbyl, Robyn Waxman (alum) and Cinthia Wen.

Presented by the Graphic Design Program.

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.

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.