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Presented by CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

December 5, 2013, 7:15–8:15 pm
"City of Disappearances," Enrique Metinides, Untitled, 1990

350 Kansas Street, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

More info: wattis@cca.edu or 415.355.9670

Brian Conley is a faculty member in CCA's Graduate Program in Fine Arts Program.

About Wattis Small Talks

In fall 2013 the CCA Wattis Institute continues its public program of Small Talks, a mini-lecture series for CCA students and faculty as well as the wider Bay Area public.

The intent is to prompt dialogue and connect the artistic practices and research concerns of CCA faculty with the themes of the exhibition City of Disappearances.

Presented by MFA in Film as part of the Graduate Studies Lecture Series

December 5, 2013 7:00 pm
Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Note: This lecture has been canceled. We regret any inconvenience.

The director and actress Amy Seimetz and the critic and programmer Miriam Bale will discuss Glenn Close’s role in the film Fatal Attraction (1987) as the end of a certain kind of explosive female performance and the birth of the new, muted, passive, urban working woman in American cinema.

Fatal Attraction, initially imagined as exploring feminist themes, was upon its release greeted with both feminist identification and feminist outrage; the latter came most notably from Susan Faludi in an essay later included in her 1991 book Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women. In conversation, Seimetz and Bale will explore this feminist confusion in both historical and personal contexts.

Seimetz acted in the films Tiny Furniture (2010) and Upstream Color (2013), and she has appeared several times in AMC’s television crime drama The Killing. Her directorial debut, Sun Don’t Shine, was released to international acclaim in 2012. Miriam Bale has written criticism for Film Comment, the NY Daily News, and the New York Times, and is the founder of Joan’s Digest, a feminist film quarterly.

About the 2013-14 Graduate Studies Lecture Series

Each lecture is premised on the notion of "signal years." Each invited speaker will address a year of significance in his or her field or practice and link it to related transformations in the broader realms of politics and culture.

Presented by the MFA in Film program

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

Presented by the Alumni Association

December 5, 2013, 6:00–8:00 pm

Free and open to the CCA alumni community only
Student and Faculty Service Center, 80 Carolina, Room 101

More info: alumni@cca.edu or 415.703.9595

The CCA Alumni Association invites alumni to attend a panel of representatives from five local businesses founded and cofounded by fellow CCA graduates.

Speakers will discuss the challenges and successes faced while founding their own companies and address how they've been able to leverage their arts education.

Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and participate in the discussion. Note: Space is limited.

Panelists

  • Jay and Rie Dion (both MFA 2010) of Atelier Dion
  • Janine Lee (Fashion Design 2010)
  • Aretha Sack (Painting/Drawing 2010) of Floss Gloss
  • Ardy Sobhani (MBA Design Strategy 2012) of Oru Kayak
  • Matt Dick (Individualized Major 1997) of Small Trade Company
  • Analisa Goodin (MA Visual and Critical Studies 2008) of Visual Catch

Presented by CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

December 5, 2013, 4:00–7:00 pm

350 Kansas Street, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public

More info: Rita Sobreiro Souther, rsouther@cca.edu, 415.355.9673

Celebrate the launch of Art Practical's thematic issue on readership produced by students in CCA's graduate programs in Visual and Critical Studies, Curatorial Practice, and the MFA Program in Writing in partnership with the journal Art Practical and the ENGAGE at CCA program, Center for Art and Public Life, and California College of the Arts.

The following contributors will read selections from their work:

Susan Gevirtz
Erica Gomez
Emily Holmes
Vanessa Kauffman
Anton Stueber

Refreshments will be provided.

December 4–12, 2013

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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More info: architecture@cca.edu or 415.703.9562

Wednesday, December 4 (The Nave)
Noon-3 p.m. // BArch Studio 0
T. Jason Anderson
2-7 p.m. // MArch Studio 1
Antje Steinmuller, Chris Roach

Friday, December 6 (The Nave)
9 a.m.-1 p.m. // BArch Studio 1
Mark Donohue, Randolph Ruiz, Robert Shepherd, Kristen Sidell
2-8 p.m. // MArch Studio 3
Neal Schwartz, Ian Dunn, Darell Fields
3-7 p.m. // BArch Studio 3
T. Jason Anderson, Kristen Smith, Matt Hutchinson, Adam Marcus, Andrew Kudless

Saturday, December 7 (The Nave)
10 a.m.-6 p.m. // Advanced Studios + CBD Reviews
CAM /// Creative Architecture Machines
Jason Kelly Johnson, Michael Shiloh
WorkPlace >< City Space: Transformative Synthesis
Craig Scott
MUMI (Metabolic Urbanism Mare Island)
David Fletcher, Neeraj Bhatia
Misrepresentation Studio
Brian Price
Alt PX: Alternative Exchange at the Edge
Lisa Findley, Mark Jensen (Jensen Architects), Steve Huegli (Jensen Architects)
Migration/Memory/Settlement
Margaret Ikeda, Evan Jones
Architecture of Exploration and Discovery
Oblio Jenkins, Peter Anderson

Sunday, December 8 (The Nave)
9 a.m.-1 p.m. // Interior Design Studio 1 + Interior Design Studio 3
Margo Majewska, Ivan Chabra + Alan Tse
9 a.m.-6 p.m. // Advanced Interdisciplinary Studios
Surface Effects
Cathrine Veikos
Smart Spaces
Chip Minnick, Eva Papadimitriou
2-6 p.m. // Materiality & Space 1 + Materiality & Space 3
Megan Werner, Thomas Ryan + Rebecca Katkin

Wednesday, December 11 (Boardroom)
3-9 p.m. // MArch Thesis Talks
Nataly Gattegno, Chris Falliers, Thom Faulders

Thursday, December 12
8-11:30 a.m. // MArch Thesis Talks (Graduate Center 7)
Nataly Gattegno, Chris Falliers, Thom Faulders
12:30-3:30 p.m. // MArch Thesis Talks (Timken Lecture Hall Reception Area)
Nataly Gattegno, Chris Falliers, Thom Faulders

Design by CCA Sputnik design studio

December 3–7, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Photography

December 3–7, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, December 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Individualized Major

December 3–7, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, December 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Glass

December 3–7, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, December 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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: industrialdesign@cca.edu, 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.

Illustrations

December 2–14, 2013

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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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.