CCA Events

Architecture Lecture Series

November 18, 2013 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
San Francisco campus map
Get Directions

Info: 415.703.9562 or architecture@cca.edu

Watch this lecture on YouTube »

Irene Cheng is an architectural historian, critic, and designer. Her research focuses on the intersections of architecture, cultural history, politics, and the history of science. Her current project, entitled The Shape of Utopia: Architectures of Radical Reform in Nineteenth-Century America, explores the geometry of architectural projects affiliated with anarchist, socialist, abolitionist, free love, spiritualist, and other radical antebellum movements.

The project has received generous fellowship support from the Whiting Foundation, the Graham Foundation, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Cheng is also a practicing designer and founding principal of Cheng+Snyder, a multidisciplinary design firm that seeks to instigate critical debates about politics, architecture, and the city. Cheng + Snyder’s project Museum of the Phantom City was included in the United States pavilion at the 2012 Venice Biennale.

The firm's work has been published in Metropolis, Architectural Record, Architect's Newspaper, the New York Times, and in numerous books and blogs. Their work has been supported by fellowships and grants from the Van Alen Institute, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Ulm School of Design.

Prior to founding her own firm, Cheng worked for Bernard Tschumi Architects, where she led several publication and design competition projects. She has also collaborated with Kadambari Baxi and Baxi Martin Architects on several projects, including most recently Citizenship by Design, an investigation into the aesthetics of passports and other artifacts of citizenship that was exhibited at the Van Alen Institute and Cornell University.

The 2013-14 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4; Kava Massih Architects; McCall Design Group; Perkins+Will; SmithGroupJJR; BraytonHughes Design Studios; Cary Bernstein Architect; Harley Ellis Devereaux; Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects; Levy Design Partners; Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; ARCH Art & Drafting Supply; Blasen Landscape Architecture; David Gissen and Rachel Schreiber; Donald MacDonald, Architects; Gregory Ryan and Judith Rosenberg; Johanna Spilman; and TANNERHECHT Architecture.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
San Francisco campus map
Get Directions

Reception: Tuesday, November 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

November 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
San Francisco campus map
Get Directions

Reception: Tuesday, November 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
San Francisco campus map
Get Directions

Reception: Tuesday, November 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Film

November 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
San Francisco campus map
Get Directions

International Student Affairs and Programs

November 18–23, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
Oakland campus map
Get Directions

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

November 18–23, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
Oakland campus map
Get Directions

Reception: Wednesday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by International Student Affairs

November 18–22, 2013

Both campuses (the Nave in SF; A2 Café in Oakland)
All events are free and open to the public

Info: Joyna Heinz, jheinz@cca.edu, 415.551.9268

This week-long event happens on both campuses. Be sure to check out View•point, the international student exhibition that takes place during International Education Week. Join us for the opening reception November 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the College Avenue Galleries.

Read more about International Education Week at CCA »

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.

San Francisco campus
Public Safety

Oakland campus
Student Affairs

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
San Francisco campus map
Get Directions

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.