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Four by Four Lecture Series: Art + Design x Science | Architecture Lecture Series

Thursday, February 13, 7:00 pm
"Farmacy" [photo: Wikimedia commons user Vbenjou]

Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus
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Free and open to the public
More info: Jessica Arevalo, jarevalo@cca.edu

This lecture was originally scheduled to take place on Wed., Feb. 12. It has been rescheduled for tonight at a slightly earlier time of 7 p.m.

Natalie Jeremijenko is an artist and engineer whose background includes studies in biochemistry, physics, neuroscience, and precision engineering.

Jeremijenko has a permanently installed Model Urban Development on the roof of Postmasters Gallery in Chelsea, New York, which features seven residential housing developments, a concert hall, and other public amenities, powered by human food waste, where it continues to toy with new conceptions of urban futures, and re-imagine our relationship to nonhuman organisms.

Her work is described as experimental design, hence xDesign, as it explores the opportunity new technologies present for non violent social change. She sees herself as a "thingker."

A 1999 Rockefeller Fellow, Jeremijenko is an active member of the net.art movement, and her work primarily explores the interface between society, the environment, and technology. She is currently an associate professor at New York University in the Visual Art Department, and has affiliated faculty appointments in Computer Science and Environmental Studies.

In 1988 Jeremijenko cofounded the Livid rock festival in Brisbane. She credits her involvement in helping her move toward public art as she created installations that would appeal to the young crowd.

Her media credits include being listed among Fast Company's Most Influential Women in Technology distinction; ID magazine's top 40; and Technology Review's Top 100 Young Innovators.

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.

Thursday, February 13, 6:00–9:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Tour begins at the PLAySPACE satellite gallery, located by the security desk at the front of the Nave
Free and open to the public
More info: playspace@cca.edu, or see PLaYSPACE

Join us as PLaYSPACE hosts studio visits around the concept of "line of site," highlighting artists working in relationship to location and site in their practice.

This includes, but is not limited to, installation, architecture, design, photography, and sculpture.

The four featured artists will each have an opportunity to introduce their work and engage in conversation with the visitors.

  • Manuel Angeja
  • Jennifer Klecker
  • Clare Rickman
  • Sanaz Sarabi

After the tour, join us at Thee Parkside, located at 1600 17th Street, for a related conversation.
 

Presented by the Alumni Association

Thursday, February 13, 5:30–7:00 pm

Hilton Chicago Hotel Conference | Room 4A, 4th floor | 720 South Michigan Avenue | Chicago

Free and open to CCA community only
RSVP to Jessica Russell, jrussell@cca.edu, 510.594.3788
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President Stephen Beal and the CCA Alumni Association invite you to a special reception during the 102nd Annual Conference of the College Art Association in Chicago.

This event is hosted by Eric Bladholm (Glass, 1988) and Sharon Burdett (Graphic Design 2000),

Join faculty and alumni for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and networking. (Attendance at the conference is not required to join us.)
 

Group Exhibition

February 11–15

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Tiffany Rodriguez, Kat Parizi and Leona Legarte

February 11–15

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Jewelry/Metal Arts

February 11–15

College Avenue Galleries, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

February 10–15

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

February 10–15

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Printmaking

February 10–15

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Group Exhibition

February 4–15

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

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.

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.