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Presented by the Film Program

March 13, 2013, 7:30–9:30 pm

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

More info: film@cca.edu

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CCA's Film Program presents a special evening with Oscar-nominated documentarian, experimental filmmaker, and performance cinema pioneer Sam Green, the latest visionary to grace the Timken Lecture Hall stage as part of the CCA Film Program's Cinema Visionaries series.

Green's recent work has expanded the very notion of what live cinema can be: His latest, The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, features Green and seminal indie-rockers Yo La Tengo performing live with the film.

Join us for an evening that promises to be chockful of delights and insights from one of cinema's most forward-thinking filmmakers.

The CInema Visionaries Series is made possible by a generous gift from Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein

March 13, 2013, 6:00–8:00 pm

Drawing Room (formerly PLAySPACE Gallery)
Free and open to the CCA community only

More info: Serena Cole, scole@cca.edu

Featured Artists: Eric Dyer, Kristine Eudey, Lisa Jonas

The Open Critique Series is an experimental public forum designed to expand the critical dialogue and concerns of the graduate fine arts departments at CCA.

These critiques will be led by current faculty and guest critics from the larger arts community including writers, curators, gallerists, and artists among others.

In addition we welcome and encourage active participation from all CCA students. It is our hope that through these critiques we will open up the conversation that occurs within the Graduate Program in Fine Arts to the larger community and simultaneously begin to engage the arts community in the critical dialogue that happens within the school.

This is an opportunity for students to get together for a critical review of work, and we encourage graduates, undergraduates, and faculty to attend.

March 13, 2013 11:30 am

This is an all-college event.

For more information: glee@cca.edu

Dust off your Frisbee, spring is here! Every year the Division of Student Affairs hosts a spring picnic for students, staff, and faculty on each campus.

Please join us for a healthful meal and a chance to get together as a community.

Cosponsored by the Graduate Programs in Curatorial Practice and Visual and Critical Studies

March 13, 2013 10:00 am

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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Centre Pompidou curator Nathalie Ernoult, one of the organizers of elles@centrepompidou, talks frankly about the conceptualization, organization, and reception of this landmark exhibition.

Female artists are still largely underrepresented in the collections of major museums (less than 20 percent in the Centre Pompidou -- Musée National d’Art Moderne collections, for example).

The 2009-10 contemporary collections exhibition at the Centre Pompidou, elles@centrepompidou, was entirely dedicated to the work of female artists, presenting more than 130 works of art made by female practitioners from 1907-2007.

For the organizers, the show was neither a feminist art exhibition nor a claim for the existence of female-made art, but aimed rather to account for the multiplicity of their artistic approaches.

For the museum, the exhibition was also an opportunity to complement its collection with new acquisitions and to introduce new artists to the public.

Senior Exhibition — Photography

March 12–16, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Glass

March 12–16, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Sculpture

March 12–16, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

March 12–16, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

March 11–16, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition – Painting/Drawing

March 11–16, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Reception: Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

March 11–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Featured Artists
Brian Azevedo
Lukaza Branfman–Verissimo
Sergi Calavia
Elliott Cost
Haegen Crosby
Leah Dubuc
Mario Miron
Zoe Ozma
Woodrow White

Oakland and San Francisco campuses

March 11–April 12, 2013

Visit California College of the Arts for one of our many March Madness opportunities!

Portfolio Reviews & Appointments

Appointments to meet with an undergraduate Enrollment Counselor are available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on both the San Francisco and Oakland campuses.

Appointments are a good opportunity to receive a portfolio review, or to discuss the needs involved in your personal transition to college.

Please call 800.447.1ART or use the convenient online reservation form to make a campus tour reservation -- especially if you are visiting from out of town.

Class Visits

Prospective students will have the opportunity to sit in on a variety of courses offered during March. RSVP is required. Please see the Class Visit Request Form for available courses available online in February.

Campus Tours

Undergraduate tours of both the San Francisco and Oakland campuses are available Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. on the Oakland campus and at 1:30 p.m. on the San Francisco campus. Campus tours are approximately one hour in length and are often led by a current CCA student or enrollment counselor. Book your campus tour » Please call 800.447.1ART or use the convenient online reservation form to make a campus tour reservation -- especially if you are visiting from out of town.

Saturday Tours
On Saturday, March 16, and Saturday, March 23, CCA will host a tour of both the Oakland and San Francisco campuses.

Participants begin on the Oakland campus at 9 a.m. with an enrollment counselor-led information session followed by a student-led campus tour.

Immediately following the Oakland visit, all participants will board a shuttle to participate in a San Francisco campus tour. The shuttle will return to Oakland at 1 p.m.

Please see the Saturday Tour event posting in February for specific information on how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity.

RSVP for either Saturday Tour by visiting the event calendar posting (see links above).

Information Sessions

Immediately following both the San Francisco and Oakland campus tours, enrollment counselors will lead a general undergraduate information session. Information sessions allow for visitors to learn more about CCA, ask questions, and benefit from the input of a larger group.

Monday and Friday information sessions are available at 11 a.m. (Oakland campus) and at 2:30 p.m. (San Francisco). RSVP is not required.

Virtual Information Sessions

Can't make it to campus? Participate in an online Webex Virtual Information Session. All students are invited to join an enrollment counselor online at 6 p.m. every Wednesday in March.

Transfer and second-degree students are invited to join an enrollment counselor online at 6 p.m. every Tuesday during March.

Please RSVP for a virtual information session in March.

Drop-In Financial Aid Visits

The Office of Financial Aid will be available for drop-in appointments with a financial aid counselor on both the San Francisco and Oakland campus every Monday and Friday during March.

Skype Call-Ins (International Students)

International students are encouraged to contact the Enrollment Services Office Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. (PST). General inquiries and current applicants are encouraged to participate. RSVP is not required. Skype: cca.admission

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.

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.