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Presented as part of the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)

Friday, January 31, 4:30 pm

Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus
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195 De Haro at 15th Street
Free and open to the public

More info: David Morini, dmorini@cca.edu or 415.551.9237

Danzy Senna is the author of two novels, Caucasia and Symptomatic; a memoir, Where Did You Sleep Last Night? (FSG, 2009), and a collection of short stories, You Are Free (Riverhead, 2011). 

Caucasia was a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, was named a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, and has been translated into 10 languages.

Her fiction and essays have appeared in publications such as Vogue; O, The Oprah Magazine; the New York Times as well as numerous journals and anthologies.

She is a recipient of the Writing Writers Award and was a fellow at the New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Percival Everett, and their children.

 

Presented by the Office of Special Programs

Friday, January 31, 3:15–3:45 pm

West 1, San Francisco Campus
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More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu

Alternative information session with Erik Adigard:

Thursday, January 30, 11:15-11:45 a.m.
Oakland campus, B Building Room 1

This CCA/MICA collaborative program allows students from all disciplines to investigate key aspects of animation that relate to creativity, design, communications, and critical thinking.

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Presented by Student Affairs

Thursday, January 30, 3:00–4:00 pm

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Room GC4 (seminar room)
Open to current CCA students only
More info: kbryant2@cca.edu

The Office of Student Affairs invites International students who are graduating this spring to attend this workshop. We will discuss applying for OPT and beginning the job-search process.
 

 

 

 

Presented by the Office of Special Programs

Thursday, January 30, 11:15–11:45 am

B Building, Room 1
More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu

Alternative information session with Erik Adigard:

Friday, January 31, 3:15-3:45 p.m.
San Francisco campus, West 1

This CCA/MICA collaborative program allows students from all disciplines to investigate key aspects of animation that relate to creativity, design, communications, and critical thinking.

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Presented by Career Development

Thursday, January 30, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Info Session: 10 to 11 a.m. in GC4
Portfolio Reviews: Fashion Design, noon to 4 p.m. (Room 103)
Portfolio Reviews: Graphic Design and Interaction Design, noon to 4 p.m. (the Boardroom)

More information: Stephanie Smith

Please join Career Development in welcoming Nike to CCA! Nike will be on campus all-day event, with department recruiters for Fashion DesignGraphic Design, and Interaction Design.

The morning information session is from 10 to 11 a.m. RSVP now »

Fashion Design students, please contact Kate Dey for additional information.

Interaction Design and Graphic Design students, please select the respective link to sign up for a review.

This event is open to current undergraduate CCA students.

Learn more about career opportunities with Nike »

About Nike

Nike is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, and worldwide marketing and selling of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services.

Presented by Career Development

Thursday, January 30, 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Room E2 (seminar room)

More info: Stephanie Smith

Join Career Development » in welcoming Microsoft » for a portfolio review, who will be screening for full-time job and internship candidates.

Sign up » for one of the available 20-minute portfolio reviews.

This event is open to all majors, but specified design majors are preferred: Interaction Design », Graphic Design », and MFA Design ».

Open to current students only.

Learn more about Careers at Microsoft »

About Microsoft

Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Imagine the opportunities you’ll have in a company with 90,000 employees in more than 100 countries, working on hundreds of products -- spanning games, phones, developer tools, business solutions, and operating systems.

Presented by the Office of Special Programs

Wednesday, January 29, 7:15–8:15 pm

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu

Join instructors Leonardo Zylberberg and Katherine Rinne and  for two information sessions:

Argentine Andean Frontiers

Argentine Andean Frontiers with Leonardo Zylberberg is a unique studio exploring the relationship of architecture and geography through the proposals of imaginary interventions in some of the most extraordinary landscapes in South America.

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Seeing Rome: An Architecture & Interiors Summer Studio

Seeing Rome with Katherine Rinne uses the weight of Rome's history as an exhilarating urban laboratory for extracting relevant lessons in design innovation and resilience.

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Presented by Painting/Drawing Program

Wednesday, January 29, 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.

Presented by the Office of Special Programs

Wednesday, January 29, 3:15–3:45 pm

Room N9
Open to current CCA students only
More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu

Information Sessions with Christina Seely, Victoria Wagner

Two information sessions from which to choose:

Tuesday, January 28, 11:15-11:45 a.m.
Oakland campus, B Building 1

Wednesday, January 29, 3:15-3:45 p.m.
San Francisco campus, N9

Commencing with immersive studio fieldwork in the mythic Scottish Highlands and shifting into a multifaceted engagement with the contemporary art world in London, this program offers a blend of studio and professional practice.

The course allows students time to form a sophisticated relationship with the landscape through 10 days of travel in the majestic Scottish Highlands, focusing on research, gathering of material for future works, and the intuitive and immersive facets of making.

Moving on to the vibrant city of London, students are able to consider the end goals and public life of their potential works within the contemporary art/design world.

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Presented by International Student Affairs and Programs Office (ISAP)

Wednesday, January 29, 3:00–4:00 pm

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Graduate Center, Room 4
Free and only open to CCA community
More info: Kim Bryant, kimbryant@cca.edu, 510.594.5071

This workshop is for F-1 international students who will be graduating in spring 2014. We will discuss what OPT is and when and how to apply for it, how to talk about OPT with employers, and provide tips and strategies for the job-search process.

Presented by the Office of Special Programs

Wednesday, January 29, 11:15–11:45 am

B Building, Room 1
More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu

 

Alternative info session with Mariella Poli:

Thursday, February 6, 3:15-3:45 p.m.
San Francisco campus, GC7

Rich in history and culture and with a singular place in the development of Western art, Italy offers unique perspectives to all students of the arts and design.

Once divided into small warring principalities, the Italian Peninsula still retains regional differences in art, architecture, dialect, and cuisine.

Today Italy faces political questions that reflect the pressures of modern globalization.

This course examines the art, culture, and everyday life in Italy, while providing students an opportunity to work in the medium of their choice. It also traces Italian art and culture from the Renaissance to present day.

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Presented by Career Development

Wednesday, January 29, 11:00 am–12:00 pm

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

More info: Stephanie Smith

Stop by the Microsoft Information Table to meet company representatives and learn about internship and job opportunities.

Learn more about Careers at Microsoft »

Microsoft will also be on campus for portfolio reviews on Thurs., Jan. 30.
Learn more »

About Microsoft

Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Imagine the opportunities you’ll have in a company with 90,000 employees in more than 100 countries, working on hundreds of products -- spanning games, phones, developer tools, business solutions, and operating systems.

Tuesday, January 28, 6:00 pm

Florence and Leo B. Helzel Boardroom, San Francisco Campus
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Reception to follow at 7 p.m. in Timken reception area
Free and open to the public
More Info: architecture@cca.edu or 415.703.9562

Lars Müller, a graphic designer and publisher based in Switzerland, will lecture on the topic of analog awareness in times of digital saturation.

He established his design studio in 1982 and started publishing books on typography, design, art, photography, and architecture. Lars Müller Publishers has published over 600 titles to date, many winning awards for their content and design.

Müller has taught at various universities in Switzerland and Europe and is currently a guest lecturer at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Work from John Zurier's Summer Study Abroad Course

January 28–February 8

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, January 29, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the Office of Special Programs

Tuesday, January 28, 3:15–3:45 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Room N19
Open to current CCA students only
More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu

Prime showcases for the narrative painting tradition, London and Paris provide not only majestic backdrops for the lectures in this course, but also become active participants.

What a luxury to discuss Arthur Rackham, then turn around and view his illustrations at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

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Presented by Career Development

Tuesday, January 28, 12:30–1:30 pm

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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More info: Stephanie Smith

Join Career Development in welcoming the Betti Ono Gallery to the Oakland campus for informal information tabling. Come learn about open opportunities, such as internships and fellowships!

Betti Ono Gallery will also be on the San Francisco campus for an information table on Tues., Feb. 11.
Learn more »

About Betti Ono Gallery

Betti Ono Gallery is an Oakland gallery that promotes art, culture and community.

Presented by the Office of Special Programs

Tuesday, January 28, 11:15–11:45 am

B Building 1
Open to current CCA students only
More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu

Information Sessions with Christina Seely, Victoria Wagner

Alternative information session:

Wednesday, January 29, 3:15-3:45 p.m.
San Francisco campus, N9

Commencing with immersive studio fieldwork in the mythic Scottish Highlands and shifting into a multifaceted engagement with the contemporary art world in London, this program offers a blend of studio and professional practice.

The course allows students time to form a sophisticated relationship with the landscape through 10 days of travel in the majestic Scottish Highlands, focusing on research, gathering of material for future works, and the intuitive and immersive facets of making.

Moving on to the vibrant city of London, students are able to consider the end goals and public life of their potential works within the contemporary art/design world.

View complete course information »

Graduate Studies Lecture Series

Monday, January 27, 7:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
Info: architecture@cca.edu

Watch this lecture at the CCA channel on YouTube »

In December 1953, a 27-year-old Hugh Hefner published the first issue of Playboy magazine, featuring a provocatively clad Marilyn Monroe on the cover.

Today, the periodical’s reputation as an outlet for erotic fantasy remains unparalleled. Virtually unknown, however, is its role as a promoter of modern design and architecture in the 1950s and 1960s.

In these decades, as the architectural historian Beatriz Colomina will argue, the buxom Playmates adorning feature stories on such Modernist icons as Mies van der Rohe and Buckminster Fuller were actually of secondary interest to the magazine’s readers.

Beatriz Colomina is an internationally renowned architectural historian and theorist who has written extensively on questions of architecture and media.

She has taught at Princeton University since 1988 and is the founding director of its graduate program in media and modernity, which promotes the interdisciplinary study of forms of culture that came to prominence during the last century.

Presented by Master of Architecture Program

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.

The 2013-14 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4; Kava Massih Architects; McCall Design Group; Perkins+Will; Pfau Long Architecture; SmithGroupJJR; BraytonHughes Design Studios; Cary Bernstein Architect; Harley Ellis Devereaux; Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects; Levy Design Partners; Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; ARCH Art & Drafting Supply; Blasen Landscape Architecture; David Gissen and Rachel Schreiber; Donald MacDonald, Architects; Gregory Andreas & Judith Rosenberg; Johanna Spilman; TANNERHECHT Architecture; and Group i.

Group Exhibition

January 27–February 8

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, January 29, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the Office of Special Programs

Monday, January 27, 3:15–3:45 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Room East 1
More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu

Alternative info session: Oakland campus from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.

This three-week intensive course divides its time between the two magnificent jewels in Spain's crown: Madrid and Barcelona.

In addition to visiting numerous museums, monuments, cathedrals, and other sites of interest, participants are encouraged to explore the daily life and activities of these two remarkable cities.

Students develop a rich travelog, compiling drawings, painted studies, text, and photographs to be used as source material for more fully developed stories and imagery.

The instructor conducts periodic critiques and general discussions of studio-related practice.

Additionally, students visit contemporary studios, galleries, and museums of illustration and fine art and take two one-day trips to the towns of Segovia and Toledo.

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Presented by the Office of Special Programs

Monday, January 27, 11:15–11:45 am

B Building 1
More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu

Alternative info session: SF campus from 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.

This three-week intensive course divides its time between the two magnificent jewels in Spain's crown: Madrid and Barcelona.

In addition to visiting numerous museums, monuments, cathedrals, and other sites of interest, participants are encouraged to explore the daily life and activities of these two remarkable cities.

Students develop a rich travelog, compiling drawings, painted studies, text, and photographs to be used as source material for more fully developed stories and imagery.

The instructor conducts periodic critiques and general discussions of studio-related practice.

Additionally, students visit contemporary studios, galleries, and museums of illustration and fine art and take two one-day trips to the towns of Segovia and Toledo.

View complete course information »

January 27–February 1

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Opening reception: Tues., Jan. 28, 3-4 p.m.
Free and open to the public

The Interior Design Program at California College of Art (CCA) provides an interdisciplinary design education that integrates critical artistic, technological, and material approaches into the practice of interior design.

The program philosophy departs from an understanding of the body in space, human scale, and perception. Students begin with the study of materials and space to create beautiful, functional, and captivating spaces.

They are challenged to be creative and visionary in order to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future -- to design with social and environmental issues in mind.

Their work reminds us that interior designers can produce ingenious and resourceful designs for materials as well as for spaces. Program faculty encourages the critical thinking necessary for an understanding of interior design as it relates to the accommodation and organization of human interactions, be it in the intimacy of the home, the open and collaborative workplace, or the public sphere of the city.

Adaptive reuse is a theme of the program, as we prepare designers for ethical and sustainable practice.

Juniors in the program have completed 6 studios, and the work presented here is exemplary of their curricular development and the identification of personal interests and creative passions and trajectories within the requirements that will shape their formation as designers in the next year and beyond the academic realm.

 

Presented by the Animation Program

Saturday, January 25, 1:00–3:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
Online Registration is required
More info: 415.812.3574 or tereza_flaxman@siggraph.org
http://san-francisco.siggraph.org

SIGGRAPH is the world’s largest and most exciting international computer graphics conference in the world. We are seeking enthusiastic student volunteers for the SIGGRAPH 2014 conference hosted in Vancouver August 10 to 14.

As a student volunteer, you will be part of this innovative computer graphics and emerging-technologies community. You will have the opportunity of meet and learn from professionals, independent thinkers, creators, and educators from this industry.

If you have passion for computer graphics and are interested in learning more about the SIGGRAPH Student Volunteer program, don’t miss this orientation.

Meet Gracie Arenas-Strittmatter, Chair - Student Volunteers

Learn more about ACM/SIGGRAPH »
 

Presented by the Office of Special Programs

Saturday, January 25, 11:15–11:45 am

B Building, Room 5

Alternative info session:

Tuesday, January 28, 3:15-3:45 p.m.
San Francisco campus, N19

Prime showcases for the narrative painting tradition, London and Paris provide not only majestic backdrops for the lectures in this course, but also become active participants.

What a luxury to discuss Arthur Rackham, then turn around and view his illustrations at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

View complete course information »

Presented by CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

Friday, January 24, 7:00–8:30 pm

The Perry Family Event Center -- 350 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th streets), San Francisco CA 94103
Free and open to the public

More info: 415.355.9670 or wattis@cca.edu
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The evening following the opening of Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities, Daria Martin will present a one-time screening of her 16mm film One of the Things that Makes Me Doubt, (2010-11).

The film will last for 32 minutes and will be followed by a conversation with Daria Martin and the exhibition’s curator, Heidi Rabben.

One of primary questions raised by the exhibition asks how memory can destabilize our perception of the present and our understanding of the realities that inform it. One of The Things that Makes Me Doubt reconsiders the past by illuminating a web of images suspended between Martin's own body of film work and her late grandmother's diaries -- a 30-plus-year record of her dreams and corresponding Jungian analysis of them.

The film matches outtakes from the previous 10 years of Martin’s oeuvre, with select diary entries read out by various performers featured in these films, complicating the confessional style of the video diary.

Begun as an outward journey of parallel discovery of her grandmothers' dream-memories and of Martin's own cinematic histories, the film slowly acquires a dream-like circularity in which archive and imagination blur and the initial synchronicity between films and diaries is disrupted by gaps, divergences, and repetitions.

One of the Things that Makes Me Doubt is a fantastical and spiraling reflection on the performativity of dreaming and on cinema as an impossible act of witnessing.

Presented by CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art

Friday, January 24, 6:00 pm

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Wattis Galleries (360 Kansas Street)
Free and open to the public
More info: 415.355.9670 or wattis@cca.edu

Conceived by the French artist Pierre Leguillon, the exhibition Codex ruminates on the “flattening” of the book in the digital age.

Join us for a walk-through with the exhibition’s curators that will examine the evolution of the two iterations of the exhibition and its collaborative curatorial process.

Then join us immediately after this event next door at the Perry Family Event Center (350 Kansas Street) for One of the Things that Makes Me Doubt: Film Screening and Conversation with Daria Martin.

 

 

 

Presented by the Graduate Program in Design

Friday, January 24, 5:00–8:00 pm

Main Building E1 (seminar room)
More info: jbeltran@cca.edu or 415.786.6906

Join us for this open studio event where Graduate Program in Design conceptual cartography students showcase their work.

Among the projects are exhibition pieces from our California Academy of Sciences November 2013 NightLife event; conceptual maps; a relaxation booth; and yes, the life-size elephant pop-up will make an appearance.

 

Presented by the Office of Special Programs

Friday, January 24, 3:15–3:45 pm

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Graduate Center 1 GC7 (Seminar Room)
More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu

Alternative info session with course instructors Shaun O'Dell and Lindsey White:

Monday, February 3, 11:15-11:45 a.m.
Oakland campus, B Building 1

Open to CCA graduate students, this three-week fieldwork studio in Marfa, Texas, seeks to expand contemporary discourses on social practices and politics in art.

It offers a unique opportunity for students to gain an understanding of the dynamics of art in public spaces and its impact on communities.

Through the organization of TAAK, students from CCA, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, and the Dutch Art Institute collaborate in the research, development, and execution of a project, guided by instructors from each college, guest artists, and the curator of TAAK, Theo Tegelaers.

The course satisfies a gradwide elective, Fine Arts seminar, or Social Practice requirement.

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January 24–February 12

Oliver Art Center, 5212 Broadway Avenue (at College Avenue)
Opening Reception: February 5, 5:30-7:30
Hours: Mon.-Fri.,10-noon and 1-4 p.m.; Wed., 1-4 p.m.

Join us for the tenth annual Textiles Program student exhibition, Textilites, juried by Kate Nartker and Tali Weinberg.

Hosted by Student Affairs and the Alumni Association

Thursday, January 23, 2:00–4:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Open to the CCA community only

More info: Contact Grace Lee at glee@cca.edu

Student Affairs kicks off the spring 2014 semester with Welcome Week and our biannual Chimeratopia Community Fair.

This is a great opportunity for new and returning students to get acquainted with everything the college and the surrounding greater Bay Area community has to offer.

In addition to college departments, clubs, and organizations, neighborhood businesses will promote student discounts and give out freebies.

And the awesome taco truck will also be on hand (made possible by CCA's Alumni Association).

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

January 23–March 29

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thursday, January 23, 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 or wattis.org

Visit wattis.org for current information concerning related programs and events.

Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities draws upon works by two artists of different generations, Susan Hiller and Daria Martin. Both were born in the United States (Martin was born and raised in San Francisco) and are now based in London.

The selection of works spans different moments in each artist’s practice. Martin works exclusively in 16-millimeter film, and Hiller operates across multiple mediums.

Martin’s film Soft Materials (2004) and Hiller’s installation Belshazzar’s Feast (1983-84) are the conceptual points of departure. Though they were created 20 years apart, both reveal a deep sensitivity to the fraught, yet potentially transformative, relationship between humans and technology.

The exhibition also approaches such expansive subjects as the unconscious, dreams, affect, feminism, and intimacy, as well as more unusual conditions such as telekinesis (as in Hiller’s Wild Talents [1997]) and mirror-touch synaesthesia (as in Martin’s Sensorium Tests [2012]).

The “provisional” of the title is meant to imply a specific kind of temporality, a conditional suspension of the present that favors a visionary way of thinking. Hiller and Martin’s respective artistic practices resist the security that a single, finite reality provides, and instead propose that parallel, alternative, and corrective realities can alter the way we perceive the past, present, and future.

Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities is generously supported by 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 Wattis Institute Curator’s Forum.

Architecture Lecture Series

Thursday, January 23, 12:00 pm

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
Info: 415.703.9562 or architecture@cca.edu

Attention: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this lecture has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) is a group of architects, designers, builders, and thinkers based in Copenhagen and New York, operating within the fields of architecture, urbanism, research, and development. The office is currently involved in numerous projects throughout Europe, North America, Asia, and the Middle East.

BIG’s architecture emerges out of a careful analysis of how contemporary life constantly evolves under influences related to multicultural exchange, global economical flows, and communication technologies, which all require new ways of architectural and urban organization.

Bjarke Ingels started BIG in 2005 after cofounding PLOT Architects in 2001 and working at OMA in Rotterdam. Through a series of award-winning design projects and buildings, he has developed a reputation for designing buildings that are as programmatically and technically innovative as they are cost and resource conscious.

Ingels has received numerous awards and honors, including the Danish Crown Prince’s Culture Prize in 2011, the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2004, and the ULI Award for Excellence in 2009. In 2011, the Wall Street Journal awarded him the Architectural Innovator of the Year Award.

In 2012, the American Institute of Architects granted the 8 House its Honor Award, calling it “a complex and exemplary project of a new typology.”

Alongside his architectural practice, Ingels has taught at Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, and Rice University, and he is an honorary professor at the Royal Academy of Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen.

He is a frequent public speaker and has spoken in venues such as TED, WIRED, AMCHAM, 10 Downing Street, and the World Economic Forum.

The 2013-14 Architecture Lecture Series is funded by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Jensen Architects; John Marx / Form4; Kava Massih Architects; McCall Design Group; Perkins+Will; Pfau Long Architecture; SmithGroupJJR; BraytonHughes Design Studios; Cary Bernstein Architect; Harley Ellis Devereaux; Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects; Levy Design Partners; Stanley Saitowitz | Natoma Architects Inc.; Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture; ARCH Art & Drafting Supply; Blasen Landscape Architecture; David Gissen and Rachel Schreiber; Donald MacDonald, Architects; Gregory Andreas & Judith Rosenberg; Johanna Spilman; TANNERHECHT Architecture; and Group i.

Presented by the CCA Wattis Institute

January 23–March 29
John Baldessari, "Two Voided Books," 1990

Wattis Institute, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Thursday, January 23, 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 or wattis.org

Codex is a rumination on the idea that even though books have effectively been “flattened” in our digital age, we persist in expecting our screen-based reading experiences to imitate “traditional” books: by retaining page numbers, by simulating the turning of pages, et cetera.

Numerous artists throughout history have experimented with transitioning books from three-dimensional to two-dimensional and vice versa, and it continues to be a recurring motif in the most recent contemporary art.

Codex will be organized around myriad works -- a virtual library -- presented on a central wall. Some of the works take the known form of the artist’s book; others venture further afield.

Codex was conceived by Pierre Leguillon, an artist and book collector, during his 2013 residency in San Francisco. The title is a reference to the earliest known bound books, which appeared between the 1st and 2nd century AD. Replacing the scroll, codexes made it possible to more intuitively hierarchize the content of a text and allowed more immediate access to a desired page.

Visit wattis.org for current information concerning related programs and events.

Codex is made possible through a collaboration with Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD – Genève), Switzerland, and generously supported by swissnex San Francisco. Codex has was originally presented at Live in Your Head, HEAD – Genève’s curatorial institute.

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 Wattis Institute Curator’s Forum.

 

Presented by CCA's Graphic Design Program in collaboration with the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts

Wednesday, January 22, 7:00–8:00 pm

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

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

David Reinfurt, an independent graphic designer and writer in New York, will present Dexter Sinister's recent work and discuss the endless task of tracking versions.

On the first business day of 2000, Reinfurt formed O-R-G inc., a flexible graphic design practice composed of a constantly shifting network of collaborators.

Together with graphic designer Stuart Bailey, Reinfurt established Dexter Sinister in 2006 -- a workshop in the basement at 38 Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side in New York. The workshop is intended to model a Just-In-Time economy of print production, running counter to the contemporary assembly-line realities of large-scale publishing.

This involves avoiding waste by working on-demand, using local, cheap machinery, considering alternative distribution strategies, and collapsing distinctions of editing, design, production, and distribution into one efficient activity.

Dexter Sinister published the semiannual arts magazine Dot Dot Dot from 2006-11. Reinfurt recently launched a new umbrella project called The Serving Library with Stuart Bailey and Angie Keefer.

Reinfurt was a 2010 United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow in Architecture and Design and currently teaches at Princeton University.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1993 and received an MFA from Yale University in 1999.

 

 

Presented by the Architecture division

January 22–29

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
More info: architecture@cca.edu or 415.703.9562

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has partnered with Andrew Kudless, associate professor of Architecture at California College of the Arts (CCA), and his students have fostered a laboratory for creativity and innovation in tilt-up concrete construction.

This exhibition represents CCA Architecture's contribution to the TCA's 2014 Competition, featuring student work from Kudless's fall 2013 Generative Design course.

 

Presented by Career Development

Wednesday, January 22, 9:00 am–2:00 pm

Open to design majors: Fashion Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, and MFA Design

More info: Stephanie Smith

Career Development welcomes Reebok to California College of the Arts. Check out the following two opportunities for design-related majors:

  1. Sign up now for a 20-minute portfolio review session with a Reebok recruiter (the boardroom); then
  2. RSVP for a lunch-and-learn information session between 1 to 2 p.m. in GC7 (seminar room)

About Reebok

Globally, Reebok has over 130 highly creative designers who develop innovative and relevant fitness products for consumers. Reebok designers have technical product experience or experience in fashion, or both -- in footwear and apparel alike -- as well as superior design skills, attention to details, color and materials.

Reebok offers fall/winter brand design internships one-year apprenticeships and summer-brand design Internships.

Each opportunity provides a qualified candidate with the chance to gain hands-on experience in assisting Reebok's footwear, apparel, graphics, and color design teams.

January 22–28

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Wed., Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public

More info: architecture@cca.edu 415.703.9562

Architecture Division Jury Prize Exhibition features the best work of all Architecture and Interior Design programs. Exhibition takes place throughout the Nave, including the alcove.

Graduate Studies Lecture Series

Tuesday, January 21, 7:00 pm

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

Hosted by California College of the Arts

Saturday, January 18, 12:00–4:00 pm

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Free and open to the public. Registration is not required.

CCA is excited to once again host the San Francisco National Portfolio Day.

National Portfolio Day is an opportunity for students to meet with representatives from California College of the Arts and other institutions accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

College representatives will review your portfolio and offer information about admissions, financial aid, and programs of study.

Financial Aid Workshops: 10-noon
Portfolio Reviews: noon-4 p.m.

What to Bring

Your portfolio may include finished pieces, work in progress, and sketchbooks. We ask you to bring your original artwork whenever possible. You may present your portfolio digitally, but it is your responsibility to have a working laptop / digital device with your portfolio.

Do not bring CDs/DVDs/flash drives (or expect representatives will have the equipment you require).

Open-access Wi-Fi is not provided.

 

What to Expect

  • Portfolio reviews begin and end promptly.
  • Expect significant waiting periods to receive a review. We recommend senior and transfer applicants focus their attention on those colleges they intend to apply to, while juniors and younger students focus on receiving as many reviews as possible.
  • Please refrain from using others as placeholders for you in line while you receive a review for another college. You must be present in line when your turn comes up; otherwise, you forfeit your review opportunity.

Colleges Attending

Alberta College of Art + Design, Art Center College of Design, CalArts (California Institute of the Arts), California College of the Arts, Cleveland Institute of Art, College for Creative Studies, Columbus College of Art & Design, Corcoran College of Art and Design, Cornish College of the Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology, FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Kansas City Art Institute, Laguna College of Art + Design, Lawrence Technology University, Lesley University College of Art and Design, Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, New York School of Interior Design, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Otis College of Art and Design, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Paris College of Art, Parsons The New School for Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PrattMWP, Rhode Island School of Design, Ringling College of Art and Design, San Francisco Art Institute, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, School of Visual Arts, Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan, Syracuse University, College of Visual & Performing Arts, The Cooper Union School of Art, The University of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Woodbury University, School of Media, Culture & Design

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>

Portland, Oregon

Monday, January 13, 4:00–7:00 pm

Ace Hotel Portland

Are you the kind of person who simply cannot wait? Do you want to submit your application and find out right then and there if you are admitted?
 
Well, California College of the Arts has just the event for you!
 
Join CCA enrollment staff as we host our Admit On the Spot Day. Enrollment counselors will review your completed application prior to the event for an admission decision as well as merit scholarship consideration.
 
Hear a presentation based on faculty and student work while you await a decision. We will also discuss the admission and financial aid processes.

REGISTER for this event!

 

WHAT TO DO: 

Step 1: Drop Off a Complete Application 

Where: Ace Hotel Portland : Front Desk

1022 SW Stark St

Portland, OR 97205

(503)546-8509

When: By midnight on Sunday, January 12th.

Address the Envelope:

Tom Robinson

Hotel guest 1/11/13-1/15/13

From: Your Full Name

Your Phone Number

Materials may be dropped off at the hotel as early as January 5th.

 

Step 2: Go to the Ace Hotel Portland 

When: Monday, January 13th at 4pm 

What: To receive your admissions decision and meet individually with an admissions counselor. 

 

COMPLETE APPLICATION

All participating prospective students are required to drop off a complete application in a sealed envelope. 

complete application includes:

Application form (application fee is waived)

Essay

Transcripts (unofficial transcripts will be accepted)

Two letters of recommendation

Portfolio (portfolios should be submitted in advance on slideroom, or can be included on a

CD-Rom). 

Friday, January 10, 4:00–6:00 pm

Seattle Creative Arts Center |

Are you the kind of person who simply cannot wait? Do you want to submit your application and find out right then and there if you're admitted?
 
Well, California College of the Arts has just the event for you!
 
Join CCA enrollment staff as we host our Admit on the Spot Day. Enrollment counselors will review your completed application prior to the event so that you can receive an admission decision. Find out about merit scholarship consideration, too!
 
Hear a presentation based on faculty and student work while you wait. We will also discuss the admission and financial aid processes.

Register now »

What to Do

Step 1: Drop off a completed application 

Where: Hotel Monaco Seattle (front desk)
1101 4th Avenue | Seattle WA 98101
206.621.1770

When: By midnight Thursday, January 9

Address the Envelope:

Attn: Tom Robinson, hotel guest from 1/8 to 1/11 (include your full name and phone number)

Materials may be dropped off at the hotel as early as January 2.

Step 2: Go to the Seattle Creative Arts Center

When: Friday, January 10 at 4 p.m.

Purpose: Receive your admissions decision and meet individually with an admissions counselor. 

Please note separate drop-off and event locations.

Completed Application

All participating prospective students are required to drop off a completed application in a sealed envelope. 

completed application includes the following:

  • Application form (application fee is waived)
  • Essay
  • Transcripts (unofficial transcripts will be accepted)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio (portfolios should be submitted in advance via Slideroom, or can be included on a CD)