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Presented as part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program

November 7, 2013, 7:00–8:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Kalup Linzy is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn. His best-known work is a series of politically charged videos that satirize the conventions of the television soap opera.

Linzy has been the recipient of numerous awards including a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship, Creative Capital Foundation grant, a Jerome Foundation Fellowship, and an Art Matters Grant.

His work has been included in exhibitions Frequency at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Prospect.1 New Orleans; 30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection; MoMA PS1 Greater New York; At Home/Not At Home: Works from the Collection of Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College.

Linzy's work is in the public collections at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Whitney Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art.

In summer 2010, Linzy appeared on the long-running ABC soap opera General Hospital alongside James Franco in a storyline that incorporated performance art.

In 2011 he was featured in the production Four Saints in Three Acts: An Opera Installation presented by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Beuna Center.

Born in Stuckey, Florida, Linzy received his MFA from the University of South Florida. He also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

This lecture is copresented by SFMOMA and California College of the Arts. Generous support for the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program is provided by the Pilara Foundation / Pier 24 and Randi & Bob Fisher. Additional support by the Black Dog Private Foundation.

Office of Special Programs

November 7, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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More info: Carol Pitts,, 510.594.3732, or visit online

Iceland: Reykjavik and the Icelandic West
John Zurier, instructor
Alternative info session: Oakland campus, BBLD 1: Tuesday, November 5, 11:15–11:45 a.m.

This course concentrates on the relationship of nature to creativity and art.

Open to all disciplines and to both graduates and undergraduates who have completed their sophomore level, this three-week intensive immerses students in the nature and culture of Iceland and offers insight and practice in how to travel and document those experiences for use in future projects.

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a Studio Elective or Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studio; for Painting/Drawing undergraduates, this course satisfies compositional studies or workshop units; for graduate students, this course satisfies a gradwide elective.

Presented by Career Development

November 7, 2013, 2:00–5:00 pm

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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Join Career Development for a portfolio review with Mullen, a one-on-one consultation with the company's Head of Design and Creative Manager. Sessions will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 7.

This event is open only to students in the Graphic Design and Creative Writing Program.

Sign up in advance to reserve one of the six available time slots.

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Presented by the Humanities and Sciences division

November 5–9, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wed., Nov. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hours: Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; also Wed., 6-7:30 p.m.
Info: or 510.594.3793

The Wasteland exhibition showcases works of architecture, art, design, and writing produced by students in our five fall 2013 "Waste Land" courses (Architecture, Industrial Design, Diversity Studies, Sculpture, and Writing & Literature.

For Wasteland, five instructors from across the college are thematizing issues around waste in their course, and inviting a so called embedded scientist to come into the studio to provide science instruction relevant to their course.

The Waste Land curricular effort is part of CCA's Exploring Science in the Studio project (eS²), which aims to explore ways to meaningfully integrate science in art and design education.

The project is supported by an ongoing National Science Foundation grant designed to enrich the dialog between materials, aesthetics, skills, and the science of sustainability by allowing students to engage directly with embedded scientists in their studio classrooms.

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.

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.

Solo Exhibition

November 4–16, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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.

Visit 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.