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Design Strategy, Strategic Foresight, and Public Policy Design

November 14, 2013 7:00 pm
MBA in Design: Venture Studio

Meet MBA Chair Nathan Shedroff as he introduces faculty and current students in an evening dedicated to public awareness of the MBA programs at CCA. Learn more about new trends in business education and why CCA's innovative programs in Design Strategy, Strategic Foresight, and Public Policy Design will give our graduates an edge in the new emerging global economy.

Info: graduateprograms@cca.edu

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

Presented as part of the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

November 14, 2013 7:00 pm

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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Note: Special day and time
195 De Haro at 15th Street
Free and open to the public

RSVP required: David Morini, dmorini@cca.edu or 415.551.9237

New York-born Rick Moody's first novel, Garden State (1992), was the winner of the 1991 Editor’s Choice Award from the Pushcart Press. The Ice Storm (Little, Brown and Company, 1994) generated foreign editions that have been published in 20 countries, and a film version, directed by Ang Lee, was released by Fox Searchlight in 1997, which won best screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival.

In his collection of short fiction The Ring of Brightest Angels Around Heaven (Little, Brown and Company, 1995), the title story was the winner of the 1994 Aga Khan Award from The Paris Review.

Moody’s third novel, Purple America (1997) led to wide distribution of foreign editions, and an anthology, Joyful Noise: The New Testament Revisited (edited with Darcey Steinke) also appeared that year.

In 1998 Moody received the Addison Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2000 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2001, he published a collection of short fiction, Demonology, that was also published in Spain, France, Brazil, Germany, Holland, Portugal, Italy, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.

The memoir The Black Veil: A Memoir with Digressions (Little, Brown and Company, 2002) won the NAMI/Ken Book Award and the PEN Martha Albrand prize for excellence. The novel The Diviners won the Mary Shelley Award from the Media Ecology Association in 2005. That novel was followed by Right Livelihoods: Three Novellas in 2007, and the novel The Four Fingers of Death in 2010.

Moody's short fiction and journalism have been anthologized in Best American Stories 2001, Best American Essays 2004, Best American Essays 2008, Year’s Best Science Fiction #9, and Year’s Best Fantasy.

His radio pieces have appeared on The Next Big Thing, Re:Sound, Weekend America, Morning Edition, and at the Third Coast International Audio Festival. His album Rick Moody and One Ring Zero was released in 2004, and The Wingdale Community Singers, with whom he plays and write lyrics, has released two albums, the most recent of which is Spirit Duplicator (2009).

Moody is a former member of the board of directors of the Corporation of Yaddo, and served as secretary of the PEN American Center. He also cofounded the Young Lions Book Award at the New York Public Library.

He has taught at the State University of New York at Purchase, the Bennington College Writing Seminars, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the New York Writers Institute, and the New School for Social Research.

He attended Brown and Columbia universities, and lives in Brooklyn.

November 14, 2013, 6:00–10:00 pm

California Academy of Sciences | 55 Music Concourse Drive | Golden Gate Park | SF 94118

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Contact: Leslie Roberts, lroberts2@cca.edu

Art and science unite for a special edition of NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences, curated by California College of the Arts.

Explore over a dozen industrial, interaction, illustration, fashion, furniture, and graphic designers from CCA as they showcase a transformative array of work, highlighting new technologies and innovative ideas that explore the concept of metamorphosis.

From giant interactive puzzles and short performance pieces documenting bizarre animal behaviors to movement-based music and large-scale projections.

Plus, get immersed in the soundscapes of multimedia guitarist Christopher Willits in the Coral Reef.

Learn about celestial transformations in space during a special live presentation at 6:30 p.m. in the planetarium, then witness the creative and destructive impacts that shape our planet with two showings of Cosmic Collisions.

At the Project Lab, chat with scientific illustrator and Academy researcher Rachel Diaz-Bastin and discover how metamorphosis takes shape in butterflies, snakes, and octopuses.

Music by DJs Manitous, Mophono, and Shortcircles; presented by Overlap

Office of Special Programs

November 14, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu, 510.594.3732, or see cca.edu/special

Berlin Past & Present
Karen Fiss, instructor
Alternative info session: Oakland campus: Tuesday, November 12, 11:15–11:45 a.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 — 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.

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 — 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.