Void California: 1975 – 1989 is an exhibition that surveys punk-inflected media that emerged from California subcultures in the late 1970s and 1980s. Encompassing zines, photography, collage, video montage, documentary film, and sound collage, the exhibition presents its artists and musicians as subcultural anthropologists, documenting a world at the brink of disaster.The exhibition, curated by the 2016 class of the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice at California College of the Arts with the support of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, is free and open to the public.
Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by Laura Kenney
Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 by Laura Kenney
The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts is pleased to present Wang Bing: Three Portraits, an exhibition of three films by Wang Bing (b. 1967, lives and works in Beijing). This will be the artist’s first museum exhibition in the United States. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 by Chris Bliss
Tammy Rae Carland has been appointed provost of California College of the Arts (CCA), it was announced today by President Stephen Beal. Currently CCA’s Dean of Fine Arts, she will undertake her new duties March 1.
As provost, Carland will serve as CCA's chief academic officer with broad responsibility for the strategic planning, development, and administration of the college's academic programs.
Program areas under her supervision are the college’s four divisions: Architecture, Design, Fine Arts, and Humanities and Sciences; the First Year Program; the Center for Art and Public Life; and Special Programs, which includes year-round CCA Extension courses and all summer programming. She will succeed Melanie Corn, who was appointed in May 2012 and recently was named president of Columbus College of Art & Design in Ohio.
Posted on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 by Chris Bliss
Melanie Corn, provost of California College of the Arts (CCA), has been named president of Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) in Ohio. She will be CCAD’s fifth president and the first woman to hold that office. She leaves CCA at the end of February and will begin her new position at CCAD on March 21, 2016.
Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2015 by Laura Kenney
SFMade Holiday Gift Fair shoppers, 2014
SFMade presents its fifth Annual Holiday Gift Fair on Saturday, December 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. The shopping extravaganza is free and open to the public and features locally made gift items from over 60 SFMade vendors.
Posted on Friday, November 6, 2015 by Laura Kenney
The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco will present an installation of new work by Carissa Rodriguez (b. 1970, New York). Rodriguez is a Capp Street artist in residence, and the exhibition marks the end of a three-month residency in San Francisco. Free and open to the public, the exhibition preview is on December 8, 2015, and the show runs through February 10, 2016.
Posted on Monday, November 2, 2015 by Laura Kenney
Ellen Cantor, Pinochet Porn, 2009 (still from Super 8 film)
The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco will present an exhibition of videos and drawings by Ellen Cantor (1961–2013). The exhibition preview is on December 8, 2015, and runs through February 10, 2016. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Posted on Thursday, October 15, 2015 by Chris Bliss
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San Francisco, Calif., August 25, 2015 -- More than 250 educators, artists, designers, and scientists from across North America will participate in the 2015 AICAD Symposium: Exploring Science in the Studio, November 5–7 at California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco.
The symposium, sponsored by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant and the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), examines the role of science in contemporary art and design education.
One of the oldest and most influential art and design schools in the country, CCA is pursuing ways to enable its students to take their places as scientifically literate problem solvers in a variety of careers.
Posted on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 by Laura Kenney
Andrea Fraser, 'Little Frank and his Carp', 2001. Courtesy: Andrea Fraser and Galerie Nagel Draxler
The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco will present Men on the Line: Men Committed to Feminism, KPFK, 1972, a performance by internationally acclaimed artist Andrea Fraser (b.1965, lives and works in Los Angeles), at Brava Theater Center in San Francisco’s Mission District on October 30, 2015, at 7:15 p.m.
This special performance is produced in collaboration with the Pacifica Radio Archives in Berkeley, from which Men on the Line was sourced. This event marks the conclusion of Pacifica’s large-scale archival project “American Women,” which included the digitization of nearly 1,700 reel-to-reel tapes. Profits from the event will be donated to the Pacifica Radio Archives.
Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by Laura Kenney
California College of the Arts (CCA) is pleased to announce artist and visual critic Edith Garcia is the 2015–16 Viola Frey Distinguished Visiting Professor. Garcia is a sculptor, installation artist, and author noted for her innovative use of clay and haunting forms that reinterpret the figure. She has shown throughout the United States, Mexico, and Italy.
This fall she will teach Craft Theory and other courses; she will also give a free public lecture, “My Life in Sculpture,” at Nahl Hall on the Oakland campus on October 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Garcia is engaged in scholarship around “the absence and presence of human form” in figurative ceramics. As visiting professor she will have full access to the Viola Frey Archives at Artists’ Legacy Foundation in Oakland, a resource for scholars, curators, and the general public. Garcia plans to research a not widely known period of Frey’s work produced in the late 1970s.