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Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

January 29, 2013 7:30 pm

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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In conjunction with the exhibition The Way Beyond Art 4: Infinite Screens, the Wattis Institute presents weekly talks and panel discussions in which CCA faculty and Bay Area artists and programmers examine issues surrounding moving-image works in the age of infinite screens.

Tonight:
Taking up Werner Herzog's impulse to appropriate visual art history and repurpose it as a time-based, audio-enhanced, digitally projected display on multiple gallery screens, Craig Baldwin's slide talk politicizes the practice with a more populist consideration of outre sources -- "low" art, pop culture, and even industrial artifacts -- parlaying them into an almost perverse (to Herzog, perhaps) hybridization and complication of their "original" intentions and subjectivities. (image above is a still from Spectres of the Spectrum)

Infinite Screens is co-organized with the Film Program at CCA.

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.

Presented by the Industrial Design Program

January 29, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Info: 415.703.9504 or avikmanis@cca.edu

Catherine Bailey and Robin Petravic know design. Today they lead Heath Ceramics by incorporating design-led manufacturing principles and believing that responsible business practices lead to long-term business viability. Bailey sets the direction and creative vision as creative director. Petravic manages all operations, manufacturing, and business development as managing director.

Edith Heath founded Heath Ceramics in 1948 after her solo pottery show at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor and served as a faculty member at CCA(C) in the 1950s. Today, more than 60 years later, Heath Ceramics, based in Sausalito, California, is considered among the most enduring examples of mid-century design. Found in restaurants, homes, and museums worldwide, its products are synonymous with simple, functional, thoughtfully designed tableware and tile.

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–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–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 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.