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Design and Craft Lecture Series

January 28, 2013 7:00 pm

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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Info: 415.703.9563 or designandcraft@cca.edu

Simon Starling is a British conceptual artist. The Tate awarded him the prestigious Turner Prize in 2005 for Shedboatshed, a work that involved taking a wooden shed, turning it into a boat, sailing it down the Rhine, and turning it back into a shed. Starling was born in 1967 in Epsom, England, and currently lives and works in Copenhagen.

He teaches fine arts at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany. He has had recent solo exhibitions at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; Tate St. Ives, England; the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain; and MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts.

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

Architecture Lecture Series

January 28, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.703.9562 or architecture@cca.edu

The architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang is founder and principal of Studio Gang Architects, a Chicago-based collective of architects, designers, and thinkers whose projects confront pressing contemporary issues. Through her practice, Gang seeks to respond to and reframe questions that lie locally (site, culture, people) and resound globally (density, climate, sustainability).

She roots her designs in both architectural form and idea-driven content toward achieving a compelling whole, and she often arrives at design solutions through investigations and collaborations across disciplines.

Recent Projects

  • the design of Northerly Island Park, a 91-acre former airfield on Chicago's lakefront that is now under construction
  • the Solar Carve Tower, a commercial high-rise shaped by the sun that abuts the High Line in Manhattan
  • the Nature Boardwalk at Lincoln Park Zoo, an educational pavilion and landscape that also functions as stormwater infrastructure

Since founding Studio Gang in 1997, Gang has gone on to win numerous honors, among them a MacArthur Fellowship, an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and an Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League of New York.

In 2009 she was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Her work with Studio Gang has been published and exhibited widely, most notably at the International Venice Biennale, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the National Building Museum in Washington DC.

A distinguished graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Gang has taught at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and IIT, where her studios have focused on cities, ecologies, materials, and technologies.

Reveal, her first volume on Studio Gang's work and working process, was released in 2011. Her firm’s first solo exhibition, Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects, opened at the Art Institute of Chicago in September 2012 and will run through February 24, 2013.

The 2012-13 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4 Architecture; Perkins+Will; Pfau Long Architecture Ltd.; STUDIOS Architecture; WSP Flack+Kurtz; ARCH Art Supply; BraytonHughes Design Studios; GCI; Long & Levit LLP; SFMOMA A+D Forum; Tom Eliot Fisch; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; Blasen Landscape Architecture; John A. Raeber, Architectural Specifications; and Ratcliff.

Group Exhibition

January 28–February 2, 2013

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

January 24–February 14, 2013

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Jan. 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m.
Info: carima@cca.edu

This exhibition celebrates 100 years of jewelry and metal arts. Jack da Silva lectures at 7 p.m. on the night of the opening.

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Support for this exhibition is provided by the Society of North American Goldsmiths and Tecoah Bruce (Painting/Drawing 1974, MAEd 1979) and Thomas Bruce.

January 22–March 30, 2013

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Note: The Wattis has a new location -- 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)

Reception: Tues., Jan. 22, 7-9 p.m.
Hours and info: 415.551.9305 or wattis.org

The Way Beyond Art 4: Infinite Screens is coorganized with the Film Program and features Hearsay of the Soul (2012) by the acclaimed filmmaker and artist Werner Herzog. It will be the West Coast premiere of this work. The piece resurrects works by the Dutch Golden Age painter and printmaker Hercules Pieterszoon Segers as cinematic projections in a five-channel video work with a musical score by the composer Ernst Reijseger.

The Wattis will present an accompanying program of weekly talks by CCA Film faculty and Bay Area artists and programmers focused on today’s rapidly evolving media landscape. These presentations will expand the content of the exhibition, further develop the research around these topics, expose students and audiences to a wider breadth of moving-image practices, and incorporate a multitude of voices and perspectives.

The Infinite Screens exhibition and public programs are made possible through the support of the Kadist Art Foundation; Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles; and a Cinema Visionaries grant.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy & Bill Timken. Generous support provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and the CCA Curator's Forum.

January 22–February 16, 2013

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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New location! 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
Reception: Tues., Jan. 22, 7-9 p.m.
Hours and info: 415.551.9305 or wattis.org

Claire Fontaine is the Capp Street Project artist in residence.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy & Bill Timken. Generous support provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund and the CCA Curator's Forum.

January 22–February 2, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Jan. 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Performance event: Fri., Feb. 1, 6-9 p.m.
Hours: Tues.–Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Info: 415.335.3643 or lwooley@cca.edu

Works by CCA students and their collaborators, curated and juried by students in the Individualized Major.

January 21–February 2, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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.