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Interior Design Lecture Series

November 11, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Lois Weinthal is chair of the School of Interior Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. Her research and practice investigate the relationship between architecture, interiors, clothing, and objects, resulting in works that take on an experimental nature.

She is the editor of Toward a New Interior: An Anthology of Interior Design Theory and coeditor of After Taste: Expanded Practice in Interior Design, both published by Princeton Architectural Press. These publications address the interdisciplinary nature of interiors and the tangent disciplines that affect and inform it.

Weinthal has received grants from the Graham Foundation, Fulbright, and DAAD, and has exhibited and lectured nationally and internationally.

Her CCA lecture will be titled “Toward a New Interior”:

Interior design is a relatively young discipline in both the professional and the academic realms. As a result, it has taken time for the discipline to craft its own history, practice, and identity. This lecture frames the interior as an interdisciplinary realm through a range of scales, from the clothing we wear to the cities we inhabit. Between these scales is an array of layers that can be pulled apart and further investigated, often revealing an identity by which we surround ourselves.

From clothing to the closet to the concept of domesticity, interior design can be seen as the stage set by which we act out our lives as we move fluidly between these layers. Examples of works that are interdisciplinary and tangent to interiors will be highlighted, along with works from a design studio that specifically address interpretations of interior skins.

The 2013-14 Interior Design Lecture Series is funded by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and CCA's Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 11–16, 2013
Esteban Partida

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibiiton — Film

November 11–16, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

November 11–16, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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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.

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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.