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Graduate Studies Lecture Series

September 17, 2013 7:00 pm
Margaret Thatcher

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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The veteran journalist Christian Caryl’s compelling argument for how the world we live in today began to take shape in 1979 was first aired in his best-selling book Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century (2013).

Few moments in history have witnessed as many seismic transformations: The overthrow of the shah of Iran, Margaret Thatcher’s election as prime minister of Great Britain, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan are just three of the events whose political, economic, and religious legacies continue to reverberate in our century.

Caryl is a senior fellow at both the Legatum Institute in Dubai and the Center for International Studies at MIT. He is a contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine, and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books.

About the 2013-14 Graduate Studies Lecture Series

Each lecture is premised on the notion of "signal years." Each invited speaker will address a year of significance in his or her field or practice and link it to related transformations in the broader realms of politics and culture.

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

Presented by the Illustration Program

September 17–28, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Fri., Sept. 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

More info: Michecia Jones, mjones@cca.edu

CCA's Illustration Program's Faculty & Alumni Show aims to highlight the variety of interests and directions taken in the field of Illustration with an exhibition that features a collection of work submitted by esteemed faculty and recent alumni.

Amaryllis Moleski and Will Buhler

September 16–21, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, September 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

September 10–December 14, 2013
Enrique Metinides, Mexico City, May 25, 1971; courtesy the artist and the Zabludowicz Collection

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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New location! 360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
Reception: Tues., Sept. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., noon-7 p.m.; Sat., noon-5 p.m.; closed Sun. and Mon.
Info: 415.355.9673

City of Disappearances focuses on the city as material, site, and situation for the contemporary lived experience. It will feature works from two important collections: the Kadist Art Foundation (located in San Francisco and Paris) and the Zabludowicz Collection (located in London, New York, and Sarvisalo, Finland).

The show is curated by Joseph del Pesco, director of the Kadist Art Foundation and CCA Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice alum, and Elizabeth Neilson, director of the Zabludowicz Collection.

Featured Artists

Michel Auder
Slater Bradley
Martin Boyce
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
John Menick
Enrique Metinides
Yelena Popova
Amie Siegel
Kelley Walker

City of Disappearances involves three distinct but integrated elements: a solo display devoted to one artist from each collection, a new installation of works drawn from both collections, and a room in which artworks of different mediums are shown together.

From the Kadist Art Foundation there is Berlin Remake (2005) by the New York-based artist Amie Siegel; this two-channel work juxtaposes preexisting films of Berlin with contemporary footage of the same locations, presenting a ghostly portrait of a city that has been a prominent protagonist in world conflict.

From the Zabludowicz Collection comes a selection of hard-hitting reportage captured by Enrique Metinides, a Mexico City-based photographer, between 1949 and 1995.

The show will include a newly configured sculptural installation by the Scottish artist Martin Boyce; the work is appearing for the first time in San Francisco. Boyce references architectural and modernist design and materials to create environments that blend functionality and aesthetics, to uncanny effect.

There will be video, painting, and photography by Slater Bradley, Yelena Popova, and Kelley Walker from the Zabludowicz Collection and Michel Auder, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, and John Menick from the Kadist Art Foundation.

Visit wattis.org for current information concerning related programs and events.

City of Disappearances is supported by the Zabludowicz Collection and the Kadist Art Foundation.

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 10–19, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Sept. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; also Wed. until 7:30 p.m.
Info: 510.658.1223 or 510.658.1224

Work in all media by the newest members of the CCA student community.

The reception is hosted by CCA’s Alumni Association.

Presented by Academic Affairs

September 4–26, 2013

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., September 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–noon and 1–4:30 p.m. (closed Wed. mornings)
Free and open to the public
Gallery talks: Mon.-Fri. at 11:30 a.m. (except Wed.) and 3:30 p.m.
More info: 510.594.3648 or fine-arts-undergrad@cca.edu

The 2013 CCA Faculty Exhibition is a celebration of the working artists, designers, architects, and writers who teach and inspire the CCA community.

The exhibition includes a wide range of work from faculty teaching in all 21 undergraduate programs to provide a rich overview of the art, craft, design and writing experiences that CCA has to offer.