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Presented by the Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies

October 15, 2013, 6:15–7:30 pm
(photo: Young Chung, Kneeling Buddha)

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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More info: Kate Angelo, kmoore@cca.edu, 415.551.9251

"Bottomhood Is Powerful: Asian American Sexual Positioning" advances the concept of gay Asian bottomhood. The talk by Nguyen Tan Hoang examines the ways that anal erotics and bottom positioning refract the meanings of race, gender, sexuality, and nationality in American culture.

Hoang suggests that bottomhood simultaneously enables and constrains Asian American men in moving-image media. Gay male video pornography and sex-cruising websites constitute case studies.

The talk will be supplemented by a short video screening, followed by a Q&A with Dredge Byung'chu Käng.

Nguyen Tan Hoang is assistant professor of English & Film Studies at Bryn Mawr College. His videos "K.I.P, PIRATED!" and "Forever Bottom!" have screened at MoMA, The Getty Center, and the Georges Pompidou Center.

His writings have appeared in Porn Studies, Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular and Resolutions 3: Video Praxis in Global Spaces. Hoang’s book A View from the Bottom is forthcoming from Duke University Press.

Dredge Byung'chu Käng, MA is a PhD/MPH candidate in anthropology and global epidemiology at Emory University. His research focuses on homosexuality and transgenderism, sex work, transnational relationships, popular culture flows, and Asian regionalism in contemporary Thailand.

Dredge has published on Thai queer media and art, transgenderism, and HIV. He has several forthcoming articles and book chapters on gender/sexuality and K-pop cover dance in Thailand.

Group Exhibition

October 15–19, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

October 15–19, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Masks and Costumes

October 14–26, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Group Exhibition

October 14–19, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 16, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

October 9–November 1, 2013

Tecoah Bruce Gallery at the Oliver Art Center, Oakland Campus
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Opening Reception: Oct. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., 1-4:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public
Contact: Christina La Sala, clasala@cca.edu

"Please join the Individualized Program for B L U E, our 2013 exhibition, at the Oliver Art Center on the Oakland campus.

Related Events

Join us October 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., in the Oliver Art Center for an evening of performances and screenings.

Friday, November 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., there's a release party for Material, an Individualized Major publication.

Group Exhibition

October 8–19, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, October 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the Furniture Program

October 7–19, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, October 15, 5:30-7 p.m. (2nd floor, Student Center)
RSVP: rsvp@cca.edu or 510.594.3604
Gallery hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

More info: Kelly Dawson at 510.594.3776 or kdawson2@cca.edu

The Annual Ronald and Anita Wornick Award Exhibition honors the student awardees of the Ronald and Anita Wornick scholarship.

Held each fall, the event is the Furniture Program's most prominent. The work on view demonstrates the values of the program itself and the creativity, dedication, and craftsmanship of its students.

This special 15-year retrospective features the work of this year’s award recipients Asa Hillis and Hannah Quinn.

View images taken at the opening reception »

The exhibition also features the work of selected past awardees:

Carly Borman (2011)
Mateo Hao (2013)
Shawn Hibmacronan (2009)
Peter L’Abbe (2012)
Christopher Loomis (2007)
Yvonne Mouser (2006)
Scott Oliver (2005)
Andrew Perkins (2011)
Maiko Sugano (2004)

Download the commemorative program »

The Ronald and Anita Wornick Award was established by the Wornick Company on the occasion of Ronald C. Wornick's retirement as president and CEO. Reflecting the wishes of the Wornicks, the award is intended to recognize, nourish, and encourage talented students in the wood arts at California College of the Arts. A gifted amateur wood artist, Ronald Wornick has been a member of the CCA Board of Trustees since 1992.

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 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.