CCA in the Media News

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2016 by Laura Braun

Tammy Rae Carland is the Provost at the California College of the Arts, where she also Chairs the Photography Program. From 1997-2005 she co-ran Mr. Lady Records and Videos, an independent record label and video art distribution company that was dedicated to the production and distribution of queer and feminist culture. 

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Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by Laura Braun

CCA President Stephen Beal writes on The Huffington Post . . .

If innovation is so valued in our society, then the protagonist of the story must be the entrepreneur. To some, the word entrepreneur conjures up the image of caffeinated tech workers whose start-up was just bought by Google. Not a bad thing, but also not a model of the entrepreneur that I had in mind. I’m interested in someone who crosses deep boundaries and foregrounds positive social and cultural values as much as economic value.

Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by Laura Braun

The magic of being punk is that it licenses a certain freedom from social norms. Thinking back to the moment when I realized I could just do what I wanted still feels as freeing and uplifting now as it did back then. The power and drive that freedom inspires on full display in the show Void California: 1975-1989, curated by CCA’s graduating curatorial practice class at the Wattis Institute.

Posted on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by Laura Braun

Stanlee Gatti has raised millions, feted celebrities, and was a regular item in Herb Caen's column. He's still making parties for the rich and famous. But now he's getting his own night.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 by Laura Braun

With their program of unorthodox shows, director Anthony Huberman and curator Jamie Stevens have established this Potrero Hill kunsthalle-style gallery as the center for contemporary art in the Bay Area.
 

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 by Laura Braun

A final element of this exhibition is a program of films and videos selected by the American artist Lucy Raven (b. 1977, lives and works in New York). Raven is familiar with Wang Bing’s films and has spent a significant amount of time in China making her own work. Having also lived in Oakland (and taught at CCA) from 2010 to 2013, she is familiar with the local context and can reflect on how it might resonate with aspects of Wang Bing’s films.

Posted on Monday, March 21, 2016 by Laura Braun

1275 Minnesota will house 10 commercial galleries, an arts education nonprofit, two temporary exhibition spaces, a media room and a much-anticipated restaurant and bar from the Daniel Patterson Group. The 35,000 sq. ft. space functions as a veritable Ferry Building for the arts with an airy, light-filled atrium flanked by rows of galleries. Tenants include mainstays such as Rena Bransten Gallery as well as newcomers like Bass + Reiner. A full list of galleries can be seen here.

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016 by Laura Braun

I’ve been haunting the Minnesota Street space since it was a raw warehouse, shortly after it ended its days as a woodworking shop.

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016 by Laura Braun

MSP is situated on the eastern edge of the so-called DoReMi (Dogpatch,Potrero, Mission) arts district, home to a number of relocated arts spaces and long-time residents.

Posted on Thursday, March 17, 2016 by Laura Braun

At California College of the Arts (CCA) we take the West Coast tradition of rule breaking seriously, crafting a distinctive ceramics program that is often more experimental, interdisciplinary and performative than others. As the most intellectually promiscuous program at the college, we will partner or collaborate with everyone—the painters, sculptors, social-practicers, architects, designers, geologists and writers. We welcome them all into the studio to pinch and tell stories and reframe the field.

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