CCA Events

November 20, 2013 7:30 pm

Please join us on the CCA campus in San Francisco for an in-depth look at our MFA in Film. Brook Hinton, co-chair of Film will present information about the focus of the program and curriculum.
Info: graduateprograms@cca.edu

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

Presented by the Illustration Program

November 20, 2013, 7:00–9:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

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

Brian McMullen is the art director at McSweeney's (founded by Dave Eggers), where he edits and designs the McSweeney’s McMullens children’s book series.

Presented by Painting/Drawing Program

November 20, 2013, 4:00–6:00 pm

Drawing Room (previously the PLAySPACE gallery)
Open to CCA community only

Info: Linda Geary at lgeary@cca.edu

The Open Critique Series is an experimental public forum designed to expand the critical dialogue and concerns of the Graduate Program in Fine Arts.

These critiques are led by current faculty and guest critics from the larger arts community including writers, curators, gallerists, and artists, among others.

In addition, we welcome and encourage active participation from all CCA students. It is our hope that through these critiques we will open up the conversation that occurs within the Fine Arts program to the larger community and simultaneously begin to engage the arts community in the critical dialogue that happens within the school.

This is an opportunity for students to get together for a critical review of work, and we encourage graduates, undergraduates, and faculty to attend.

Office of Special Programs

November 20, 2013, 3:15–3:45 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Room N5
Free and open to CCA community only

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

Japan | In Search of Emptiness & Wabi Sabi
Doug Akagi, instructor

Most of us are familiar with the mainstream phenomena that has characterized Japanese pop culture for the past two decades: Manga, anime, and Kawaii (the cute craze) are commonly known, but the true origins of Japanese aesthetics lie in the traditions of its two indigenous religions: Shintoism and Buddhism.

The quest of this course is to explore Japan’s present-day capital, Tokyo, and its ancient capital, Kyoto, discovering, recording, and interpreting examples of traditional Japanese aesthetic values.

Open to all disciplines and to both graduate students and undergraduates who have completed their sophomore level.

For undergraduates, this course satisfies a Studio Elective, Graphic Design Investigative Studio, or Graphic Design Studio Elective (Diversity Studies Studio approval pending); for graduates, this course satisfies a gradwide Elective.

Presented by Center for Art and Public Life

November 20, 2013, 3:00–4:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Reception area
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
Thursday, Nov. 21: 3-4 p.m. (Timken reception area)

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

November 20, 2013 11:30 am–1:30 pm

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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A2 Café patio
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 — Jewelry/Metal Arts

November 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

International Student Affairs and Programs

November 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public

Join us during International Education Week (November 18-22) for an exhibition that features work by current international students and alumni of CCA’s study-abroad programs.

As artists, we see art and the processes behind it through our own points of view. Stepping into a new culture adds a layer of defining how one interacts in a new environment and may ultimately cause viewpoints to shift and transform.

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

November 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Work from Jewelry/Metal Arts

November 19–23, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

November 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

November 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, November 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Film

November 18–23, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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International Student Affairs and Programs

November 18–23, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

November 18–23, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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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.

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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.