CCA Events

Presented by the Office of Special Programs

Tuesday, February 4, 11:15–11:45 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Room N5
More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu

Alternative info session with Doug Akagi: Wednesday, February 5, 3:15-3:45 p.m.
San Francisco campus, N5

The Japanese concept of emptiness is rooted in the ancient Shinto belief that a void attracts kami or gods, and wabi sabi is the quintessential Japanese aesthetic that locates beauty in an object’s imperfection, impermanence, or incompletion.

Students in this course discover, define, and document examples of these traditional Japanese concepts during 10 days in Japan’s mega-metropolis, Tokyo, and four days in Kyoto, its ancient capitol.

In both cities the class experiences some of the world’s most efficient intra-city transportation systems, using the interconnecting subway and train systems to get to all planned destinations, while visiting over 30 venues that include museums, galleries, temples, shrines, and gardens.

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Tuesday, February 4, 5:30 pm

B Building, Room B4
Open to current students only
More info: Molly Mitchell, mmitchell@cca.edu

Applications will be available beginning Feb. 6 with the application deadline of March 11. Student work will be selected by jury. 

Calling all CCA craft-based artists!

Submit a proposal to show your work at the prestigious American Craft Council Show August 8-10, 2014, in San Francisco!

You may submit completed projects or propose new work to be exhibited as part of CCA's School to Market booth. Current CCA students and fall 2013 grads are eligible -- and encouraged -- to participate. 

Come to an information session with School to Market faculty mentors David Cole and Anne Wolf to learn more about the kinds of work we're looking for and how to prepare your proposal.

Alternative Info Session: Mon. Feb. 10 from 3 to 4 p.m. (Macky Lounge)

 

Group Exhibition

February 4–15

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

Presented by the Office of Special Programs

Tuesday, February 4, 3:15–3:45 pm

Main Building W1 (seminar room)
Open to current CCA students only
More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu

 

Alternative info session with John Zurier:

Wednesday, February 5, 11:15-11:45 a.m.
Oakland campus, B Building 1 

With its volcanoes, glaciers, hot springs, waterfalls, lava fields, flowering meadows, windswept beaches, and ancient Saga steads, Iceland offers an extraordinary range of geological terrain -- and a midsummer twilight that lasts through the night.

This small island country of 320,000 people has produced many notable artists, writers, and musicians as well as attracted others from around the world. 

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Presented by Student Affairs

Tuesday, February 4, 3:00–4:00 pm

Main Building, room E3 (conference 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.

 

Group Exhibition — Glass and Mixed Media

February 4–8

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

Presented by Career Development

Tuesday, February 4, 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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More info: Stephanie Smith

Join Career Development in welcoming The Creative Group for an informal information table. Come meet with recruiters and learn about open opportunities. 

Organized by CCA Career Development Office

February 3–15

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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A touch of this, a touch of that . . . a résumé is never done. Come see what your fellow students have stirred together in this unique exhibition and learn some tips and tricks to cook up a refined résumé that best reflects you!

Work from Mariella Poli's Interdisciplinary Course

February 3–15

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by the Queer Cultural Center (QCC), CCA, Openhouse, and the SF LGBT Community Center

February 1–March 15
Image by CCA student Tyler Jones-Powell

SF LGBT Community Center | 3rd Floor | 1800 Market Street | San Francisco

Free and open to the public
Opening reception: Saturday, February 8, 2014, 1–3 p.m.
Gallery hours: Mon.–Thurs., noon–10 p.m.; Friday, noon–6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
More info: Rudy Lemcke, Communications Director, Queer Cultural Center, 415.626.8724, communications@queerculturalcenter.org

Alternative Futures, an exhibition of visionary architectural designs by students at California College of the Arts (CCA), will be on display on the third floor of  the San Francisco LGBT Community Center February 1–March 15, 2014.

A free, public reception is planned for Saturday, February 8, 1–3 p.m., where the public can interact with the exhibition curator, the student designers, and some of the individuals leading the 55 Laguna project.

In creating their designs, CCA Architecture students took their primary inspiration from 55 Laguna, an LGBT senior-housing project currently being developed in San Francisco. They were challenged to think about the specific history and needs of the LGBT senior community, and then asked to imagine new strategies for multi-unit housing in the city.

The exhibition is curated by Neal Schwartz AIA, associate professor of Architecture at CCA, as part of the ongoing Queer Conversations on Culture and the Arts (QCCA) program.

The program is a collaborative effort of QCC and CCA aimed at uplifting the profile of the queer arts movement by bringing together locally and nationally renowned queer artists, writers, filmmakers, and scholars to discuss a broad range of LGBT topics in humanities and the arts.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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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.

 

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

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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

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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.