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Presented by CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

December 14, 2013 7:30 pm

360 Kansas Street

Free and open to the public

More info: Jesi Khadivi, jkhadivi@cca.edu

To celebrate the closing of City of Disappearances, the current exhibition at the Wattis Institute, French photographer and filmmaker Michel Auder will discuss selections from his archives, sharing reflections on his practice alongside short videos.

Auder’s videos manifest as intimate portraits of people and places and reflect on both the relationships between individuals as well as the various settings they occupy.

He views his video camera as an appendage more than a tool; it is an integral part of his identity. For decades, he has used it to record daily life on thousands of hours of videotape, amassing a vast trove of imagery that he constantly updates, revisits, and reworks into individual works.

His well-known video, Chelsea Girls with Andy Warhol, which he shot between 1971-6, has become a seminal document of New York in this era.

His work has recently been screened at Portikus, Frankfurt/Main; Kunsthalle Basel; Cultureguest, Lisbon; and dOCUMENTA (13).

Auder lives and works in Brooklyn.

Jacqui Jacques, Senior Exhibition — Textiles

December 10–14, 2013
Jacqui Jacques

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Ceramics

December 10–14, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, December 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Interdisciplinary Works Exploring Feminist Art Strategies

December 10–14, 2013

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, December 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

December 9–14, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, December 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Photography

December 9–14, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, December 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Glass

December 9–14, 2013

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Furniture Exhibition

December 9–14, 2013

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, December 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

A series of conceptual furniture and objects that are "ghosted." Ghosted in the sense of whether or not the objects are structural or just simply an obstructed image of the object.

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.