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Presented as part of the spring Graduate Studies Symposium

March 7, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
Info: 415.551.9237 or dmorini@cca.edu

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The legendary raucous rowdy performance gang Sister Spit, a lesbian-feminist spoken word and performance art collective, comes to CCA with a vanload of queer-centric brilliance! Sister Spit is a multimedia explosion of tastemakers, novelists, luminaries, chanteuses, performance artists, poets, and filmmakers.

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

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Presented as part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

March 7, 2013 7:00 pm
Opening Day (Boston vs. New York), Yankee Stadium, New York, April 7, 1970

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

RSVP required: gradoffice@cca.edu

Info: 415.551.9214 or gradoffice@cca.edu

Tod Papageorge began to photograph during his last semester at the University of New Hampshire, where he graduated in 1962 with a B.A. in English literature. In 1965 he moved to New York and was quickly accepted into a small circle of photographers engaged in transforming the documentary "style" of the medium into a poetic form driven more by subjective perception than journalistic literalism. During the 1970s he received two Guggenheim Fellowships and National Endowment for the Arts fellowship grants and, in 1979, after a decade of teaching in New York and at MIT and Harvard, was named the Walker Evans Professor at the Yale School of Art, where, until last year, he also held the position of director of graduate studies of photography. His work has been widely exhibited internationally, and is represented in more than 30 major public collections. It has also been published in three monographs. In 2009 Papageorge was a resident at the American Academy in Rome and, in 2010, he was awarded the Rome Commission in Photography. In 2011, Aperture published Core Curriculum, a collection of his writings on photography. In 2012 he was honored with the Lucie Award for documentary photography.

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.

Textiles Program Brown Bag Lecture

March 7, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm

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<p>Free and open to the public.</p>

Senior Exhibition — Community Arts

March 5–9, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, March 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

March 5–9, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, March 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

March 4–9, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

March 4–9, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

March 4–9, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, March 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

March 4–8, 2013

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Mar. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4:30 p.m. (closed Wed. morning)
Info: 510.594.3642 or firstyear@cca.edu

Phase Forward is a thematic show of works by CCA art, design, and architecture students in their first year of undergraduate study. The exhibition is juried by students in CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice and is intended to engage and challenge first-year students in presenting their work to the public.

Come see what ideas and issues are central to CCA’s newest makers.

Curated by Denali Schmidt

March 4–9, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Featured Artists

Jane Gehrke
Henri Broyard
Andrea Bergen
Sarah Kim
Leinaala Lau
Morell cutler
Esteban Partida/Ayala
Saif Azzuz

March 1–30, 2013

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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New location! 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
Reception: Friday, March 1, 2013, 6-8 pm
Hours and info: 415.551.9305 or wattis.org

Cinematic Moments is the first exhibition in an annual series titled The Order of Things drawn from the Kadist Art Foundation Collection. The exhibition aims to break down the structure and production of cinema -- specifically film, an important facet of California culture—into stages that are normally obscured.

Cinematic Moments asks what type of knowledge an exhibition is capable of producing, particularly as an exploration of the workings of a preexisting form of production -- a form that is directly related to the culture of its California surroundings. Cinematic Moments is constructed as an architecture that invites the viewer to step inside a moment in time.

The exhibition begins with a small book by the artist John Miller, who is based in New York and Berlin. His works, which range from painting to installation, are often critical yet humorous recapitulations of images and sets from iconic American films and television programs. It is a series of prosaically written descriptions of moments Miller deems cinematic.

Often no longer than five sentences in length, the descriptions range from a solicitous internal monologue to illustrations of specific visual scenes and emotional states. They are often mundane, yet strikingly real. Miller’s book collides individual moments such as scenes from a film, one negative after another, through simple juxtaposition.

Featured Artists

Mauricio Ancalmo, Erick Beltrán, David Berezin, Yoan Capote, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Nathaniel Dorsky, Haris Epaminonda, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Charles Gaines, Ryan Gander, Loris Gréaud, Jiří Kovanda, Benoît Maire, Koki Tanaka, Ian Wallace, Haegue Yang

Cinematic Moments is curated by A. Will Brown (MA Curatorial Practice 2012). Brown earned his bachelor’s degree in art history and psychology from Goucher College.

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.

Residential Life Group Exhibition

February 25–March 9, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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.

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.