CCA Events

Presented by the Office of Special Programs

Monday, February 17, 7:15–7:45 pm

East 2
More info: Carol Pitts, 510.594.3732, cpitts@cca.edu

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

Argentine Andean Frontiers

This unique studio explores the relationship of architecture and geography through the proposals of imaginary interventions in some of the most extraordinary landscapes in South America.

Addressing landscape, ecology, and culture, the studio is open to students from disciplines other than architecture who are interested in land art, film, photography, etc.

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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. Open to all disciplines.

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Group Exhibition

February 17–March 1

A2 Cafe, Oakland Campus
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Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

February 17–22

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Senior Exhibition — Painting/Drawing

February 17–22

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tuesday, February 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Presented by International Student Affairs & Programs

February 17–22

Campus Center Galleries, San Francisco Campus
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Reception: Tues,, Feb. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Info: isap@cca.edu or cca.edu/students/isap

Please join us for the spring 2014 International Student Exhibition that celebrates the art and experiences of our current international students as well as those CCA students who have studied abroad on exchange during the fall 2013 semester.

 

Presented by the Office of Special Programs

Monday, February 17, 11:15–11:45 am

Graduate Center, San Francisco Campus
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Graduate Center, Room GC7
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Open to current CCA students only
More info: Carol Pitts, cpitts@cca.edu

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 Student Affairs Office

Monday, February 17, 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Oiver Art Center
More info: Joyna Heinz, jheinz@cca.edu

Alternative session (same day): 3-4 p.m., same location

Interested in learning more about CCA's options for studying abroad?

Learn about the options you have as a CCA student to study abroad (internationally and within the US).

The International Student Affairs and Programs (ISAP) Office will offer tabling sessions during the last two weeks of February at the SF campus (and by the A2 Café on the Oakland campus), so come by and pick up a starter packet to explore how studying abroad can enhance your college experience! 

Fall 2014 study abroad application deadline: Saturday, March 1 (applications accepted up to Monday, March 3.)

Additional Info Tabling Sessions

Tuesday, February 18: 11 a.m.-noon; 3-4 p.m. (same location as above)

Monday, February 24: 11 a.m.-noon; 3-4 p.m. (A2 Café)
Wednesday, February 26: 11 a.m.-noon; 3-4 p.m. (A2 Café)

Presented by Student Affairs Office

Monday, February 17, 11:00 am–12:00 pm

Nave, San Francisco Campus
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Main Entrance (information desk)
More info: Joyna Heinz, jheinz@cca.edu

Alternative session (same day): 3-4 p.m., same location

Interested in learning more about CCA's options for studying abroad?

Learn about the options you have as a CCA student to study abroad (internationally and within the US).

The International Student Affairs and Programs (ISAP) Office will offer tabling sessions during the last two weeks of February at the SF campus (and by the A2 Café on the Oakland campus), so come by and pick up a starter packet to explore how studying abroad can enhance your college experience! 

Fall 2014 study abroad application deadline: Saturday, March 1 (applications accepted up to Monday, March 3.)

 

Additional Info Tabling Sessions

(same location as above):

Wednesday, February 19: 11 a.m.-noon; 3-4 p.m.
Wednesday, February 25: 11 a.m.-noon; 3-4 p.m.

Molly Atkinson, Andie Bustillos, Dierdre Cook, Brianna Tadeo and Zoe Kravitz

February 17–22

Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland Campus
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Reception: Wednesday, February 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Big Picture is an exhibition of work by female photographers, Molly Atkinson, Dierdre Cook, Brianna Tadeo and Zoe Kravitz, exploring the idea of a big picture both literally and metaphorically through painting and photography.

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.