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Presented by the Illustration Program

November 12, 2013, 7:15–9:00 pm

East 1, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

More info: Michecia Jones, mjones@cca.edu, 415.551.9330

CCA alumna Jennie Ottinger (BFA Illustration 2000) is a 2010 SFMOMA SECA Awards finalist.

She has had solo exhibitions at Southern Exposure (Club of the Month Club 2013), San Francisco; Johansson Projects (Members Only 2013), Oakland; Conduit Gallery (Doubles Trouble 2012), Dallas; Eleven (Chances, Choices and Chases 2011), London; among others

Read the artist's list of group exhibitions »

Presented by CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

November 12, 2013 7:15 pm
"City of Disappearances," Enrique Metinides, Untitled, 1990

350 Kansas Street, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

More info: wattis@cca.edu or 415.355.9670

David Fletcher is a faculty member in CCA's Architecture Program.

About Wattis Small Talks

In fall 2013 the CCA Wattis Institute continues its public program of Small Talks, a mini-lecture series for CCA students and faculty as well as the wider Bay Area public.

The intent is to prompt dialogue and connect the artistic practices and research concerns of CCA faculty with the themes of the exhibition City of Disappearances.

Presented as part of Young Cinema Visionaries Series

November 12, 2013 7:00 pm
Two-time Academy Award-nominated documentarian Lucy Walker

Carmen M. Christensen Production Stage, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

More info: film@cca.edu

Note: This lecture was previously scheduled for September 23 at 7 p.m.

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Director Lucy Walker's documentaries have won over 50 film awards, and she has twice been nominated for an Academy Award: Waste Land (2010), a documentary feature that also won over 30 other awards including Audience Awards at both Sundance and Berlin; and The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011), about survivors of Japan’s 2011 tsunami, which also won the nonfiction jury prize at Sundance.

  • Countdown to Zero (2010) addresses nuclear weapons. it premiered at Sundance and played in the Official Selection at Cannes.

  • Blindsight (2006) is about blind Tibetan students who climbed Mount Everest. It premiered at Toronto and won awards at film festivals including the Berlin Film Festival.

  • Devil's Playground (2002) is about Amish teenagers. It premiered at Sundance and was nominated for three Emmys (Best Documentary, Best Director, Best Editing) and an Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary.

Walker has also been nominated for two Emmys for Outstanding Directing for Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues.

The Crash Reel, a new feature documentary set in the world of professional snowboarding, which Lucy produced and directed, made its debut as the Salt Lake Opening Night Gala film at Sundance in January, 2013.

About Lucy Walker

Walker grew up in London. She graduated from Oxford University before winning a Fulbright scholarship to attend the Graduate Film Program at New York University. She began her career by directing theater and musical theater, winning awards at Oxford for her productions, and she also had a career as a deejay.

The Young Cinema VIsionaries Series is made possible by a generous grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

Group Exhibition

November 12–16, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Sculpture

November 12–16, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Photography

November 12–16, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Sculpture

November 12–16, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Office of Special Programs

November 12, 2013, 11:15–11:45 am

B Building 1
More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu, 510.594.3732, or see cca.edu/special

Berlin Past & Present
Karen Fiss, instructor
Alternative info session: San Francisco campus: Thursday, November 14, 3:15–3:45 p.m.

The reinvention of Berlin as one of the most innovative and cutting-edge centers for contemporary cultural production cannot be understood without serious consideration of the city’s tumultuous and often catastrophic history.

For in many respects, the cultural scene there has come to rely on, and drawn energy from, the city’s many historical ghosts.

The course provides a diverse array of experiences: walking and bike tours; studio, gallery, and museum visits; as well as meetings with individuals actively engaged in the critical issues facing German society and culture today.

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a 200- or 300-level Visual Studies Elective, a Cultural History requirement, a Diversity Studies Seminar, or a Diversity Studies Studio; for graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide elective.

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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<p><strong>Reception: Tues., Nov. 12, 6-7 p.m.</strong> (Above the Campus Center)<br />
Free and open to the public</p>
<p>More info: Michecia Jones, <a href="mailto:mjones@cca.edu">mjones@cca.edu</a>, 415.551.9330</p>

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, glee@cca.edu

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 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.