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Posted on Friday, February 21, 2014 by Laura Braun

In 1998, 15 years after Ann Hatch founded the Capp Street Project, a residency-and-exhibition program fpr installation artists, California College of the Arts’ Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts took the Project under its wing. The 30th anniversary of Capp Street’s founding was celebrated on Tuesday with a rip-roaring party conceived and thrown by the Wattis team.

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Posted on Friday, February 21, 2014 by Laura Braun

Will H. and I walked over to SPUR the other day to take a sniff at its latest exhibition (co-presented by California College of the Arts), "Urban Olfactory," which tries to answer the question "What does history smell like?" Before we walked into the building, we paused for a whiffing moment on Mission Street. New Ming's Chinese restaurant was across the street; a woman with two schnauzers on a leash passed by. We could smell neither egg rolls nor canines; just eau de San Francisco, the usual combination of urine and pot, Will observed.

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Posted on Friday, February 21, 2014 by Laura Braun

With art fair season kicking off in just a few weeks, New Art Dealers Alliance has also recently released its list of exhibitors for the third edition of its New York art fair. 2014 NADA New York will take place in Basketball City on Pier 36 again, and it will run from May 9-11. Featuring over 80 international galleries from 13 countries and a bulk of galleries from New York, this year's event boasts even more names than last year's.

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Posted on Friday, February 21, 2014 by Laura Braun

Curated by David Gissen and Irene Cheng of the California College of the Arts and featuring scents concocted by renowned perfurmers like France’s Christophe Laudamiel, the exhibit commemorates historians’ efforts over the past decade to record and reconstruct history’s odors to better understand the sense’s force in driving change. Get anywhere near the pollution vitrine -- a nauseating sample of what San Francisco smelled like following the Industrial Revolution -- and the demand for air quality regulations in the last century will make all the more sense.

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Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by Laura Braun

With Armory Week just around the corner, and relentless weather patterns that remind us we’re still in the throws of winter, what better time than now to start getting excited for the summery art bonanza that is Frieze Week New York. Once again, the New Art Dealer’s Alliance (NADA) will set up shop at Pier 36’s Basketball City on Manhattan’s East Side with NADA New York, from May 9-11. This year’s fair — the third New York edition — brings over 70 galleries from 31 cities and 13 countries.

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Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 by Laura Braun

Art fair season is almost upon us. Two short weeks from now, the Armory Show, the ADAA Art Show, Independent and a number of satellite shows will arrive in the city, and then, in May, Frieze New York makes its third run on Randall’s Island.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 by Laura Braun

The Will Brown curators worked on this bit of inflatable fun for tonight's 30th anniversary party for the Capp Street Project, which has become internationally known for being the first to offer installation artists a place to create and exhibit new work. Since 1983, more than 100 different artists have found inspiration in its residency program. It's been owned by the Wattis Institute since '98.

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Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014 by Laura Braun

Tomorrow, February 18th is Capp Street Project’s 30th birthday and the Wattis plans to celebrate by throwing a blowout birthday party with drinks, dancing, and 30 piñatas. Founded in San Francisco in 1983 by Ann Hatch, Capp Street Project was the first visual arts residency in the United States dedicated solely to the creation and presentation of new art installations. Since its inception, Capp Street Project has given more than 100 local, national, and international artists the opportunity to create new work through its residency and exhibition programs.

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Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014 by Laura Braun

There is no Polaroid for smells, of course (unfortunately), and Urban Olfactory is not a real historical archive. But the idea was to imagine one, David Gissen, the exhibition's co-curator with Irene Cheng, told me. Previously, Gissen had speculated fantastically about "urban ice cores," or an archive of indoor air for future urban climatologists. The dozen or so scents at Urban Olfactory range widely in time and space, from early modern Europe to the California of 50 years ago.

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Posted on Monday, February 17, 2014 by Laura Braun

Oxford received a Bachelor of Arts in English and creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters of Fine Arts in painting/drawing with a concentration in video art from the California College of the Arts. Starting in March, she will write a biweekly blog series focused on connections between the museum collections and the local community.

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