CCA Events

Hosted by the Alumni Association

November 4, 2013, 7:30–9:00 pm
Nourse Auditorium [courtesy of City Arts & Lectures]

Nourse Auditorium | 275 Hayes Street (between Van Ness & Franklin) San Francisco 94117

Space is limited and reserved for CCA alumni. RSVP to for free ticket.

More info: Matthew Tedford,, 415.703.9595

Join the CCA Alumni Association as we team up with City Arts & Lectures for a meet-up you won't want to miss -- a conversation between poet August Kleinzahler and photographer Alec Soth!

August Kleinzahler

August Kleinzahler published his first book of poetry, A Calendar of Airs, in 1978. Since then he has published eight others.

The Strange Hours Travelers Keep (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003) won the Griffin International Poetry Prize. His next book of poetry, The Hotel Oneira is forthcoming by FSG this month.

Alec Soth

Alec Soth is a photographer who was born and based in Minneapolis. His photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney and São Paulo Biennials.

In 2008 a large survey exhibition of Soth’s work was exhibited at Jeu de Paume in Paris and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. And in 2010 the Walker Art produced a large survey exhibition of his work entitled, From Here To There.

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November 4, 2013 5:00 pm

Info Session: 5 p.m. (Florence & Leo B. Helzel Board Room)
Core Sample, Faculty Talks: 7 p.m. (Timken Lecture Hall)
Reception: 8 p.m. (East 1)

RSVP for this event by selecting Graduate Info Nights on the Admissions Calendar.


Please join us on CCA's San Francisco campus for an in-depth look at our Graduate Programs in Architecture.

This presentation will be followed by Core Sample, a series of talks by the following Architecture faculty members who have thriving local architecture practices:

The evening will conclude with an informal reception with faculty and students.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 4–9, 2013

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

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 4–9, 2013

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

Group Exhibition

November 4–9, 2013

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

Solo Exhibition

November 4–16, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Sculptrue

November 4–9, 2013

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

Sponsored by Student Affairs

November 4–29, 2013

SF and Oakland campuses

More info: Grace Lee,

Please donate your unwanted winter coats, hats, scarves, and blankets to the annual One Warm Coat winter-clothing drive.

Coats and jackets should be clean and gently used. All donated items will be given to local charities.

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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.

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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.