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HearSay Reading Series

November 20, 2012 7:30 pm
Writing faculty member Tom Barbash reads

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Free and open to the public
Info: 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.

Stay cozy this winter by joining fellow writers for a wonderful evening of reading and eating food.

Ava Barez will be reading for her senior show, and afterward the mic will be open to those who would like to share their own writing. All artists are invited to come, read, and enjoy the wonders brought from literature.

November 20, 2012, 3:15–3:45 pm

B Building 5
Free and open to CCA community only

More info: Office of Special Programs, Carol Pitts,, 510.594.3732


ITALY Interdisciplinary Studio: Art & Contemporary Culture
Rome/Ravenna/Venice: 55th Venice Biennale
Information Session with Mariella Poli

Alternative information session: San Francisco campus, the Nave, Room 101: Monday, November 14, 3:15–3:45 p.m.

Rich in history and culture and with a singular place in the development of Western art, Italy offers unique perspectives to all students of the arts. This interdisciplinary course examines Italian art, culture, and every day life from the Renaissance to present day, while providing students with the opportunity to work in the medium of their choice.

For summer 2013, students conclude the course with six days experiencing the Venice Biennale in-depth.

Prerequisite: Completion of sophomore year and instructor approval

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a studio elective, 3 credits of the Visual Studies requirement, or an Upper Division Interdisciplinary studio requirement.

For graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide elective.

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
Hours: Tues.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Info: 415.551.9210 or

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

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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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.