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Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015 by Laura Braun

Jonas has long been an influential teacher—in Amsterdam, Stuttgart and Cambridge, Mass. (where she is now professor emerita at MIT). In 2014 she joined the gallery Gavin Brown’s Enterprise in New York, and her 2014-15 international schedule includes solo shows in Italy, Sweden and Norway.2 Jonas recently participated in the Taipei Biennial 2014 and performed Reanimation with Moran at HangarBicocca, Milan; the Musée du Louvre, Paris; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015 by Laura Braun

There's a unique program for aspiring musicians called Zoo Labs.

During the program, musicians live in a building in West Oakland, and spend 10 days honing their craft.

The teachers there try to show musicians how to make a living off their art. Soon, the free program might be going global.

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Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015 by Laura Braun

The second program I chose was a master class, Cinema Visionaries, with director Alex Gibney, in spirited and enthralling conversation with Noah Cowan and filmmaker Rob Epstein, co-chair of the film program at California College of the Arts. The increasingly prolific Gibney, whose Scientology film, "Going Clear," and four-hour Sinatra documentary, "All of Nothing at All," premiered on HBO earlier this year, talked about his strengths as a conceptualizer and structurer of his works.

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Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015 by Laura Braun

When I went to Hank Willis Thomas’s studio a few weeks ago, the artist showed me two photographs. The first showed model and actress Rebecca Romijn clad in a cream-colored bikini in the middle of Times Square clutching a glass of milk with a milk mustache on her face in a 1998 Got Milk? ad. The second image was of model Kate Upton 14 years later, on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s 2012 Swimsuit issue, wearing an ombré bikini.

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Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015 by Laura Braun

Hank Willis Thomas’s work examines the ways in which advertising has fabricated notions of gender and race, and then convinced us all to buy into them. “I always talk about racism as the most successful advertising campaign of all time,” Thomas says. His work serves as a sort of counter-campaign; one that aims to muddy the myths we’ve been marketed. “I want to complicate the way that I’m seen and the way that I look at other people.”

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Posted on Friday, May 1, 2015 by Laura Braun

I came to photography through my mother, Deborah Willis, and I really think it is almost through osmosis that I became a photographer, because pictures and cameras and darkrooms were everywhere when I was growing up.

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Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 by Laura Braun

Judging by the packed opening of the Maison Margiela boutique, there are plenty of people eager to go on Galliano's journey with him—people who know a thing or two about design, including art consultant Sabrina Buell and award-winning industrial designer, Yves Béhar, who cohosted the opening party with Alicia Engstrom and Jawbone founder Hosain Rahman in honor of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.

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Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 by Laura Braun

Christopher’s background includes a BFA in painting from California College of the Arts and a recent solo exhibition at Little Big Space in Albany, California. Currently based in San Francisco, she describes herself as “an enthusiastic viewer of landscapes who never tires of shifting perspectives.”

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Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015 by Laura Braun

But Margiela, with its high-quality style but irreverent edge, fits the bill for the new tech exec, said two of the evening’s co-hosts, Jawbone CEO Hosain Rahman and industrial designer Yves Behar of Fuse Project. (Gallerist Sabrina Buell, Behar’s partner, and Alicia Engstrom also co-hosted the party, which honored the CCA Wattis Institute.)

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Posted on Thursday, April 23, 2015 by Laura Braun

Sahar Al-Sarheed, a 2010 graduate of the California College of the Arts,  had not slept much.  Her portfolio on Sunday included t-shirts based on binary codes (she sold out the first day and had to return to Soma’s Tech Shop Saturday night to print more), lovely framed knits, books, body jewelry, earrings and prints.

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