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Architecture Lecture Series

September 23, 2013 7:00 pm

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

In 2008 Liu founded Solid Objectives (SO-IL) with Florian Idenburg, whom she met while working at SANAA on the Glass Pavilion at the Toledo Museum of Art.

As a partner of SO–IL, Liu has worked with numerous cultural institutions on their big and small adventures. Liu helped the London-based Frieze Art Fair in designing and realizing its acclaimed structure for the inaugural New York fair; curated the cross-disciplinary event series Stillspotting for the Guggenheim Museum; researched and reenvisioned museum education spaces together with the Education Department of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and installed highly experimental and interactive structure Pole Dance at PS1.

Liu has also worked with prominent private and public clients on building their work spaces such as the headquarters offices for Derek Lam and Ideo as well as the renovation of the facade of Queen’s Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI), a major landmark in the city of Bristol.

Outside of SO-IL, Liu is passionate about cities and their architectural fabric. During her time in New Orleans, Liu was deeply involved in researching and documenting the physical environment of economically distressed communities and experimenting with urban infill housing typologies for dislocated public housing residents.

She helped establish Tulane Regional Urban Design Center (TRUDC) and worked on their inaugural projects for new town planning in Yangtze Delta, China, the location of her hometown, Nanjing. While exploring the issues of rapid urbanization through these projects, Liu also worked in partnership with the American Planning Association and the Mayor’s Institute on City Design and facilitated programs and discussions to help the planning officials with making better design decisions.

A native of China, Jing Liu received her education in China, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, concluding with a Master of Architecture from Tulane University School of Architecture in New Orleans.

The 2013-14 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4; Kava Massih Architects; McCall Design Group; Perkins+Will; SmithGroupJJR; BraytonHughes Design Studios; Cary Bernstein Architect; Harley Ellis Devereaux; Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects; Levy Design Partners; Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; ARCH Art & Drafting Supply; Blasen Landscape Architecture; David Gissen and Rachel Schreiber; Donald MacDonald, Architects; Gregory Ryan and Judith Rosenberg; Johanna Spilman; and TANNERHECHT Architecture.

Group Exhibition

September 23–28, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, September 25, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

A collaborative exhibition with the Museum of Craft and Design

September 21–November 3, 2013

Museum of Craft and Design | 2569 Third Street (between 22nd & 23rd)

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Admission: Free for current CCA students with valid ID September 21-January 5; $8 (general admission): $6 (seniors & students); $5 (children 12 and under); free first Tues. of the month
Museum Hours: Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat.: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs.: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday: noon-5 p.m.; (closed on Mondays)

Info: Jen Sikora at jsikora@cca.edu

California College of the Arts (CCA) is pleased to collaborate with our friends at the Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) for this exhibition that showcases the work of a select group of exceptionally talented Interior Design students.

The museum has extended special free admission for CCA students with valid ID September 21-January 5, 2014.

Focused on design, materials, constructs and atmospheres, the Young Designer’s Show will feature the best of the year’s projects: drawings, renderings, lighting and furniture designs, models, and full-scale material explorations and prototypes.

"The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) is one of North America’s few institutions dedicated to contemporary practices in craft and design," explains Interior Design chair Cathrine Veikos. "I am so delighted that in April of this year, the Museum of Craft and Design opened a new facility at 2569 Third Street. Even more exciting is the fact that it was designed by CCA alum Gary Hutton (BFA Environmental Studies 1975) and the McCall Design Group."

The Young Designer’s Show 2013: CCA Interior Design Program will coincide with MCD’s New West Coast Design 2 exhibition, which opens October 26, 2013.

Veikos adds: "Museum members and invited designers will celebrate the show on the evening of October 25 to coincide with the MCD’s exciting upcoming exhibition New West Coast Design 2, which will also feature work from CCA faculty members. From the innovative experimentation in studio courses at CCA to the cutting edge of the design profession, the MCD-CCA community connection makes it visible and tangible."

"There is strength in numbers and there is strength in high-quality work no matter what the project or institution may be," says JoAnn Edwards, executive director of the Museum of Craft and Design. "It's our pleasure to join our friends at CCA in creating ongoing opportunities for collaboration, partnership, and artistic excellence in our neighborhood, creating a lively and committed foundation for place-making."

Guest curated by CCA faculty members Megan Werner and Margo Majewska with assistance from CCA Interior Design students.

About the Museum of Craft and Design

The Museum of Craft and Design (MCD) is an environment for experiencing innovative contemporary work in craft and design that engages the community while stimulating the creative potential in peoples’ lives. MCD strives to encourage greater awareness and appreciation of the international scope of craft and design to audiences of all ages through innovative exhibitions and related educational programming.

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Exhibitions and programs generously supported by the Windgate Charitable Foundation and 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.

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.

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.