CCA Events

December 2–7, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Wed., Dec. 4, 6-8 p.m.
Free and open to the public

More info:, 415.703.9504

Industrial Design's 2013 Junior Review exhibition showcases foundational and developing work from 44 emerging Industrial Design students.

Join us at the reception to meet this fresh talent!

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

December 2–7, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, December 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.


December 2–14, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Photography Lecture Series

December 2, 2013 11:00 am–12:00 pm
"Moon Wave"

Ralls Painting Studio
Free and open to the public

More info: Josef Jacques,, 510.594.3718

Letha Wilson's artwork uses photographs and materials from the natural landscape as a starting point for interpretation and confrontation.

The ability for a photograph to transport the viewer is both called upon and questioned; sculptural intervention attempts to compensate for the photograph’s failure to encompass the physical site it represents.

Landscape photography as a genre is approached with equal parts reverence and skepticism.

Wilson attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009, and her artwork has been shown at many venues, including Art in General, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Socrates Sculpture Park, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and the Essl Museum of Contemporary Art (Austria).

Wilson's work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art in America, the New York Times, the New Yorker, among others.

Wilson has been awarded artist residencies at Yaddo, The Farpath Foundation (France), Santa Fe Art Institute, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and most recently the Headlands Center for the Arts. She has recently been awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Photography, and a Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant for 2014.

Wilson received her BFA from Syracuse University and her MFA from Hunter College in New York.

She lives and works in New York.

Watch a video featuring Letha Wilson »

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.

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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.