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November 7, 2012 5:30 pm

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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November 6–10, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Nov. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; also Wed., 6-7:30 p.m.
Info: humanitiesandsciences@cca.edu or 510.597.3709

The Wasteland exhibition showcases works of architecture, art, design, and writing produced by students in our five "Waste Land" courses (Interior Design, Interaction Design, Diversity Studies, Sculpture, and Visual Studies during the fall 2012 semester.

For Wasteland, five instructors from across the college are thematizing issues around waste in their course, and inviting an “embedded scientist” to come into the studio to provide science instruction relevant to their course.

The Waste Land program aims to explore ways to meaningfully integrate science in art and design education.

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Lecture by Will Bakx: Can You Dig It? Compost and Mulch, from Waste to Resource »

November 7, 2012 7:15 pm

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Tijana Stepanović is a curator and head of ACAX | Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange, an international department of the Ludwig Museum–Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest, Hungary.

Under her leadership, ACAX has collaborated with Documenta, Manifesta, the Istanbul Biennial, the Liverpool Biennial, Paris Photo and PHotoEspaña, among others, as well as with hundreds of local and international artists, curators and organizations. As a curator she is dedicated to transdisciplinary approaches; her interest lies primarily in the video art of the Post-Socialist countries and in the intersection of art, social psychology, and science.

Join us to hear Stepanović talk about the contemporary Hungarian art scene, her curatorial projects focusing on Europe's Post-Socialist region, as well as the practices and projects of numerous Hungarian artists.

Presented by the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice and made possible by the generous support of CEC Artslink. The lecture will take place in Room GC7 and free pizza will be provided.

November 7, 2012, 7:00–9:00 pm

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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1111 8th Street
San Francisco, CA
94107

Please join us on the CCA campus in San Francisco for an in-depth look at our Graduate Program in Design. Learn about the curriculum, requirements for admission, and what to expect as a student at CCA.

Note: Due to the limited schedule of the evening’s presentation, we invite prospective students that are interested in a portfolio review to schedule a separate appointment with the graduate admissions office on another day.

For more information please email graduateprograms@cca.edu

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

November 7, 2012 7:00 pm

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Claire Fontaine is a featured artist in When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes. Claire Fontaine is a collective based in Paris, who self-identifies as a "readymade artist" specializing in appropriation.

Small Talks is a mini lecture series held every Wednesday at the CCA Wattis Institute. The intent is to prompt dialogue and connect the artistic practices and research concerns of CCA faculty with the themes of the exhibition When Attitudes Became Form Become Attitudes. Small Talks are one hour in duration.

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.

Design and Craft Lecture Series

November 7, 2012 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.551.9293 or designandcraft@cca.edu

Watch this lecture on YouTube »

Luther Price studied sculpture and media/performing arts at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), where he currently teaches. His films, shot primarily on Super-8, often include controversial subject matter, found footage, the artist performing in a variety of personae, and physical interventions into the actual material of the film, sometimes incorporating live performance.

His work was in the 2012 Whitney Biennial and the 2012-13 exhibition Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

He has previously had exhibitions, screenings and performances at the San Francisco Cinematheque; the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; and in New York at the Museum of Modern Art, Thread Waxing Space, PARTICIPANT INC., and Light Industry.

The Design and Craft Lecture Series is funded by the Wornick Endowment Fund.

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

November 7, 2012, 6:30–9:30 pm
Annie Voight, "I took the girl to walk in circles" (detail), 2012, paper-cut letters.

Root Division | 3175 17th Street (at South Van Ness) | San Francisco

Free and open to CCA students and alumni only (courtesy of Career Development)

Space is limited, so sign up early.

If your artist statement needs a full rewrite or just a tuneup, this is the workshop for you. Artist and SFAI professor Amy Ellingson will help you articulate your ideas in a clear and concise way.

Bring to first workshop: rough draft of your statement and 2-3 digital images (JPGs) of your work for in-class editing and feedback.

This workshop meets for two consecutive Wednesdays: November 7 and 14, from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

November 7, 2012, 3:00–4:00 pm

A2 Cafe, Oakland 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

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 — Printmaking

November 6–10, 2012

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

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 5–10, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 5–10, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

October 29–November 7, 2012

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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.