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Four by Four Lecture Series: Art + Design x Science

November 13, 2013 7:30 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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More info: Jessica Arevalo, jarevalo@cca.edu

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Ariel Waldman is the founder of Spacehack.org, a directory of ways to participate in space exploration, and the global instigator of Science Hack Day, an event that brings together scientists, technologists, designers, and people with good ideas to see what they can create in one weekend.

She is currently an appointed National Academy of Sciences committee member of a congressionally requested study on the future of human spaceflight. Previously, Waldman worked at NASA’s CoLab program, whose mission was to connect communities inside and outside NASA.

She has also been a sci-fi movie gadget columnist for Engadget and a digital anthropologist at the marketing agency VML.

Presented by the Design division at CCA.

HearSay Reading Series

November 13, 2013 7:30 pm
Hear senior Tristan Donato, and others, read their work.

Nahl Hall, Oakland Campus
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5212 Broadway (at College Avenue)
Free and open to the public

Contact: 510.597.3709 or humblepie@cca.edu

This event will include readings by Writing and Literature students, along with graduating senior Tristan Donato.

HearSay is a monthly reading series hosted by the Writing and Literature Program. It features CCA students and established Bay Area writers.

All HearSay events include delicious refreshments!

Visit us at humblepiemag.com for literary and visual art from past years, and to confirm dates and times.

November 13, 2013 7:00 pm
2013 Thesis Exhibition: Visions & Revisions

Please join us on the CCA campus in San Francisco for an in-depth look at our Graduate Program in Design. Learn about the curriculum, requirements for admission, and what to expect as a student at CCA.

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

Presented by PLAySPACE

November 13, 2013, 6:30–8:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Opening reception: Wed., Nov. 13, 6:30-8 p.m. (The Nave)
Free and open to the public

More info: Sue Ellen Stone, sstone@cca.edu

When The Past Is Present explores researcher and scholar Laurajane Smith’s definition of heritage as not only entombing historical artifacts and past memories, but also as something which is constantly in movement, and that should be experienced in and for the present.

Nine artists and writers will engage this notion of past and present as interlaced narratives by (re)inventing the present-day lives and purposes lost or found objects. In this case, these physical or conceptual objects are pieces of wood, a chair, a 3D model, borrowed family memories, and a sewing machine.

Conceived as a path to be discovered or encountered throughout CCA's San Francisco campus (maps provided at the exhibition), When The Past Is Present invites audiences to think about these individual, intertwined histories according to their own personal associations to memory, narrative, and collective consciousness.

Artists & Writers

Daniel Bouthot
Marion Cousin
Laura Kingsley
Jenny Goldsmith
John Kildahl
John McCoy
Melissa Miller
Omar Mismar
Shandy Walton

About PLAySPACE

PLAySPACE, The Paulette Long and Shepard Pollack Art Community Experiment, is a graduate student-run exhibition program. It provides the resources for student curators to conceptualize and present programming that is especially appropriate for, and oriented towards, the academic community. This programming is presented in various venues and locations throughout the community.

Presented by PLAySPACE

November 13, 2013, 6:30–8:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Opening Reception: Wed., Nov. 13, 6:30-8 p.m. (in the Nave and and on the buses parked out front of 1111 8th Street)
Free and open to the public

More info: Sue Ellen Stone, sstone@cca.edu

Magic School Bus is a response to PLAySPACE's Lost + Found program series and uses CCA's intercampus shuttles as a venue for screening video works of MFA students.

The buses as an exhibition site address the theme of Lost + Found in that they are unexpected locations to encounter works of art. The buses themselves transport people from location to location, and the viewer is almost forced into this encounter with these video works.

The videos will be screened for one week on all intercampus shuttles beginning the week of Nov. 13, so find a reason to cross the Bay Bridge for free and see the work of these interdisciplinary artists in this unusual format.

(Note: Priority access to CCA's campus shuttle is given first to current students, then to staff and faculty.)

Artists

Calan Barca-Hall
Beryl Bevilaque
Alexis Bolter
Daniel Bouthot
Adam Henderson
Yerin Kim
Melissa Miller
Kelly Moore
Luis Pinto
Josh Stulen
Lex Thompson

About PLAySPACE

PLAySPACE, The Paulette Long and Shepard Pollack Art Community Experiment, is a graduate student-run exhibition program. It provides the resources for student curators to conceptualize and present programming that is especially appropriate for, and oriented towards, the academic community. This programming is presented in various venues and locations throughout the community.

Presented by Center for Art and Public Life

November 13, 2013, 3:00–4:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to CCA students only

More info: Eve Letendre, eletendre@cca.edu, 510.594.3757

IMPACT: $10,000 to realize a creative, real-world project

Interested in seeing how your work can change the world? Excited about collaborating with CCA students across disciplines?

Join the Center for Art and Public Life at an information session to learn more about the IMPACT: Social Entrepreneurship Awards as well as meet other interested students.

Additional Information Sessions

San Francisco
Wednesday, Nov. 20: 3-4 p.m. (Timken reception area)
Thursday, Nov. 21: 3-4 p.m. (Timken reception area)

Oakland
Tuesday, Nov. 19: 3-4 p.m. (A2 Café)

November 13, 2013 11:30 am–1:30 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the CCA community only

More info: Grace Lee, glee@cca.edu

We will be holding this annual Thanksgiving lunch on both campuses: November 13 (San Francisco) and November 20 (Oakland).

This event is open to all students, faculty, and staff, so don't miss out on all the turkey and pie!

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.

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 — 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.