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Graduate Studies Lecture Series

Tuesday, January 21, 7:00 pm

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

As a point of departure, the Swiss artist Peter Fischli will use the year 1952, the year of his birth, to reflect on his artistic oeuvre and his role as part of the collaborative duo Fischli/Weiss, which is known for its often-humorous and rigorously conceptual work. Fischli/Weiss’s most beloved work, the film The Way Things Go (1985), presents a sequence of chain reactions involving ordinary objects such as ladders, brooms, and other household items bumping, sliding, and crashing into one another in a manner at once comical and sobering. 

Peter Fischli and David Weiss maintained a collaborative conceptual art practice from 1979 until Weiss’s untimely death in 2012. Their investigations enumerate, celebrate, and gently satirize the banalities of everyday life using a wide range of media. Their work has been exhibited widely and is in numerous museum collections, including the Tate, London; the Guggenheim, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and Kunsthaus Zurich.

Presented by CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

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.

Charting a fascinating chronology over a wide range of disciplines, the series takes a close look at past moments that continue to resonate today.

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

Tuesday, January 21, 5:00–9:00 pm

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

The Midprogram Review is a discussion and conversation between the core MArch faculty and students about to enter the advanced studio.

It is an opportunity to synthesize the work students have done thus far and present it in a coherent way in light of the thesis research they would like to embark on.

It is also a chance to reflect upon and discuss strengths and weaknesses with the faculty and develop plans and strategies for moving forward.

Faculty listens to student presentations, reviews their portfolios, and gives written feedback.

Zoë Ozma, Joey Tagliatela, Aaron Nishina, Magali Carrizales, Jade Wong, Zoe Tuck, and Rhys Larkin

January 21–25

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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<p><strong>Reception: Wednesday, January 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.</strong></p>

Group Exhibition

January 21–25

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, January 21, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Four artists working in furniture, painting, illustration, sculpture, and ceramics. "We are artists here to create beauty from chaos, emotion, and a tad bit of intuition."

Oscar Barragan, Atoosa Maleki and Talita Suassuna

January 21–25

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, January 22, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

SCALENE comes from the Greek skalenos meaning uneven or unequal. It refers to a triangle that has its three sides unequal.

Presented by Career Development

Tuesday, January 21, 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Front of the Nave (at main information desk)

Contact: Stephanie Smith

Join Career Development in welcoming Yahoo! to campus for an informal information table in the Nave. Come meet with recruiters and learn about open opportunities.

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! is a global Internet brand that provides online services to users, advertisers, publishers, and developers.

Group Exhibition

January 20–February 1

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, January 21, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

A SOMArts Cultural Center graphic design exhibition

January 14–February 13

SOMArts Cultural Center | 934 Brannan Street | San Francisco

Opening event: Thursday, January 16, 6–9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Tues.–Fri., Noon–7 p.m. & Sat., noon–5 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Visit the SOMArts website website for additional exhibition information »

All Possible Futures, curated by Graphic Design faculty member Jon Sueda, features speculative work created by contemporary graphic designers. It includes everything from self-generated provocations to experimental work created in parallel with client-based assignments to projects in which commissions have been tackled with a high level of autonomy and critical investigation.

The featured work reveals different levels of visibility and public-ness within the graphic design process. Some projects were made for clients and exist in a “real world” context, while others -- failed proposals, experiments, sketches, incomplete thoughts -- would otherwise be totally hidden and unnoticed.

All Possible Futures explores the potential of graphic design and celebrates a questioning of boundaries regarding concepts, processes, technologies, and form.

Participating graphic designers:

Abake; Appetite Engineers; Bob Aufuldish; Ludovic Balland; Rachel Berger; Peter Bil’ak; Catalogtree; Dexter Sinister; Daniel Eatock; Jan Evart, Julian Hagen, and Daniël Maarleveld; Experimental Jetset; Ed Fella; General Working Group; Hansje van Halem; David Karwan; Mr. Keedy; Na Kim; Jürg Lehni; Willem Henri Lucas; LUST; MacFadden and Thorpe; Karel Martens; Jeremy Mende and Bill Hsu; Metahaven; Mevis van Deursen; Moniker; Lesley Moore; Karl Nawrot & Walter Warton; Radim Pesko; Practise; Project Projects; PSY/OPS; ResearchCenteredDesign; Joel Stillman; Sulki and Min; Volume Inc.; and Zak Group

Visit the All Possible Futures website for additional information »

All Possible Futures is made possible by the generous support of swissnex San Francisco.

This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA Program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

The exhibition and accompanying publication were created with the generous help of a California College of the Arts faculty development grant.

 

January 13–23

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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<p><strong>Reception: Wednesday, January 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m.</strong></p>
<p>Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (closed Monday, Jan. 2)<br />
Info: <a href="mailto:dsmith@cca.edu">dsmith@cca.edu</a></p>