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November 13, 2012 7:15 pm

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Pierre Bal-Blanc is the director and curator of CAC Brétigny (Contemporary Art Center of Bretigny) in France, where his innovative exhibition program has drawn much attention to a previously overlooked suburb of Paris. Known for constructing enduring relationships with artists, since 2003 he has pursued the Phalanstère Project, a site-specific series parallel to the exhibitions and residencies program of CAC, for which each exhibited artist is asked to donate a permanent work to the art center. Exhibitions such as La Monnaie Vivante-Living Currency and Draft Score for an Exhibition, reveal Bal-Blanc's curatorial focus as the current and historical analysis of the body and strategies related to performance in visual arts. Active both at CAC and at large, Bal-Blanc recently commissioned the three-chapter exhibition, Reversibility, at the Frieze Art Fair in London (2008); CAC Brétigny (2010); and Peep Hole in Milan (2012) and he co-curated the exhibition series Cornelius Cardew and the Freedom of Listening at CAC Brétigny and Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart (2009). His renowned D'Arcangelo exhibition - Anarchism without Adjectives: On the work of Christopher D’Arcangelo, 1975-1979 - showed at CAC Brétigny and Artists Space in New York (2011).

Presented by the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice and made possible through the generous support of the Consulate General of France, San Francisco.

November 13, 2012, 6:00–7:00 pm

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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., Nov. 14, 5-6 p.m. (SF, Timken Hall)

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

November 13–17, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Work from Aaron Terry's Digital Print and Mixed Media Class

November 13–17, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

November 13–17, 2012

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Sculpture

November 13–17, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

November 13–17, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Nov. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; also Wed. until 7:30 p.m.
Info: isap@cca.edu

With more than 4,000 languages being spoken around the world, the possible ways of communicating are varied and endless. Yet artistic expression remains universal, transcending the borders of spoken language. Fusions celebrates art in many languages, featuring the work of CCA's current international exchange and degree-seeking students, as well as CCA students who have studied abroad as part of the spring 2012 exchange program.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 12–17, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

November 12–17, 2012

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 14, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 12–17, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

November 12–16, 2012

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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<p><strong>Reception: Tues., Nov. 13, 6-8 p.m.</strong><br />
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.<br />
Info: 415.551.9330 or <a href="mailto:pzahedani@cca.edu">pzahedani@cca.edu</a></p>

November 12–16, 2012

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Contact: Coordinator of Community Support Joyna Heinz at 415.551.9268 or jheinz@cca.edu

Download the International Education Week schedule »

A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to recognize the global exchange environment between the United States and other countries, International Education Week (IEW) is a celebration and promotion of international education and exchange.

Since 2000 IEW has been an annual nationwide celebration that focuses on the importance of increasing knowledge and awareness of the world’s cultures among students and the wider campus community.

For members of the CCA community, we hope International Education Week will be an opportunity for you to learn something new, discover international opportunities in your program such as studying abroad which allows students to experience different cultural events.

The Office of International Student Affairs and Programs (ISAP) organizes specific events to celebrate international diversity here at CCA. Learn more about how to participate »](/news/2012/03/20/2012-international-education-week)

Propose an event for International Education Week!

Please call the Coordinator of Community Support Joyna Heinz at 415.551.9268 if you have questions about your proposed event.

Presented by the Office of International Student Affairs and Programs
Oakland: B Building, 2nd Floor
San Francisco: 80 Carolina, Student Affairs Suite
Visit us online: www.cca.edu/students/isap

November 9–16, 2012
Glass and ceramic sale at CCAC 1968. (l to r: Art Nelson, Bill Pickerall, four unidentified, Ruth Tamura, Mary White)

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Fri., Nov. 9, 6-8 p.m.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. (closed Wed. mornings)
Info: 510.594.3626 or ptraylor@cca.edu

See images of the Glass Program Alumni Exhibition »

This year marks the Golden Jubilee of the American Studio Glass art movement. Fifty years ago, in 1962, the seminal workshops that sparked it were organized by Harvey Littleton at the Toledo Museum of Art. He also started the first hot glass program at an American university, and several of his students went on to form glass programs at universities around the country.

Glass education at CCA was founded by one of these pioneers, Marvin Lipofsky, in 1967. CCA has been an integral part of the movement for decades, educating many of the artists who have risen to prominence since.

CCA celebrates this historically significant year with this exhibition of works in glass by alumni of the college, curated by Maria Porges.

On November 10-11, the Crucible, a nonprofit industrial arts educational facility located in Oakland, hosts a related conference with demonstrations, presenters, and panel discussions.

From October 27 through March 24, 2013, the Oakland Museum of California presents a special exhibition of approximately 35 works, Playing With Fire: Artists of the California Glass Movement, which will include many CCA faculty and alumni. It is one of more than 120 museums nationwide presenting a special glass exhibition this year.

See also California Glass Studio »

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.