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Presented as part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

November 29, 2012 7:00 pm
General Constand Viljoen and his wife at a rightwing meeting, Pretoria,1994

Phyllis Wattis Theater | San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) | 151 Third Street | San Francisco CA

Free and open to the public. (Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.)
More info: cbradley@cca.edu

David Goldblatt was born in 1930 in Randfontein, South Africa, and since the early 1960s he has devoted all of his time to photography. In 1989 Goldblatt founded the Market Photography Workshop in Johannesburg, with, he explains “the object of teaching visual literacy and photographic skills to young people, with particular emphasis on those disadvantaged by apartheid."

In 1998 he was the first South African to be given a one-person exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York. Goldblatt received an Honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts at the University of Cape Town in 2001. The same year a retrospective exhibition of his work, David Goldblatt Fifty-One Years, began a tour of galleries and museums around the world, travelling to New York, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Lisbon, Oxford, Brussels, Munich and Johannesburg.

He was one of the few South African artists to exhibit at Documenta 11 (2002) and Documenta 12 (2007) in Kassel, Germany. Goldblatt received an Honorary Doctorate of Literature from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2008.

He recently held solo exhibitions at the Jewish Museum (which travels to the South African Jewish Museum in October this year) and the New Museum, both in New York and is currently exhibiting alongside photographers such as Walker Evans and Bruce Nauman in The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture, 1839 to Today at MOMA.

Goldblatt’s photographs are in the collections of the South African National Gallery, Cape Town; the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and MoMA. He has published several books of his work. Goldblatt is the recipient of the 2006 Hasselblad award, the 2009 Henri Cartier-Bresson Award and was recently announced the 2010 Lucie Award Lifetime Achievement Honoree.

This lecture is presented in part by SFMOMA. 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.

Presented by the Graphic Design and Illustration Programs

November 29, 2012 7:00 pm

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

Info: 415.551.9330 or pzahedani@cca.edu

Humorous and highly skilled, the letterer, illustrator, and designer Jessica Hische is best known for her personal projects, which include Daily Drop Cap and the Should I Work for Free flowchart.

She has been among Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30" in art and design as well as an ADC Young Gun and one of Print magazine's "New Visual Artists."

Presented by the Illustration and Graphic Design Programs.

November 29, 2012, 7:00–9:00 pm

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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Please join us on the CCA campus in San Francisco for an in-depth look at our new MFA in Film. Brook Hinton, assistant chair of Film, will present information about the focus of the program and curriculum.

Info: graduateprograms@cca.edu

Senior Exhibition — Glass & Textiles

November 27–December 1, 2012
Julie Carrasco

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

November 27–December 1, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

November 27–December 1, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

November 27–December 1, 2012

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

November 27–30, 2012

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tues., Nov. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: 415.703.9504 or industrialdesign@cca.edu

View Industrial Design junior-level student work on exhibition in the Nave on the San Francisco campus.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 26–December 1, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 26–December 1, 2012

Tecoah and Thomas Bruce Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

November 26–December 1, 2012

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Cyd Harlow, Elaine Casey, Kyla Frank Fiona Ostby, Robin Edgar, Shou Yuan, Xinyan Zhang, Shelly Chen Henry Lipkis, Hank Huckaby, Christina Jung, Christie Lee and Jess Sutter

November 26–December 1, 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.