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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 Jim Norrena

CCA's Graduate Program in Visual and Critical Studies participated in a multi-institutional, pluridisciplinary exploration of “gender in translation” sponsored by the French Consulate of San Francisco, dedicated to questioning the concept of gender in the social sciences, philosophy, and artistic disciplines.

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Gender in Translation at CCA

From February 23 to 25, gender theorists and enthusiasts engaged on the San Francisco campus, partaking in several events that culminated in a standing-room only presentation given by Butler.

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2016 by Laura Braun

To start his day at Ever Gold Projects, gallerist Andrew McClintock unlocks an iron gate, unlocks a glass door, steps inside his narrow O’Farrell Street storefront and quickly relocks the door. Once he has his 34-ounce Louisville Slugger close at hand, he is ready to greet any art curator or collector willing to brave a bad block of the Tenderloin and knock on the glass for entry.

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Posted on Friday, March 11, 2016 by Laura Braun

Tonight is the opening reception for Void California: 1975-1989, an exhibit that surveys punk-inflected media that emerged from California subcultures in the late 1970s and 80s. Encompassing zines, photography, collage, video montage, and documentary film, from contributors like Ruby Ray, Negativland, Raymond Pettibon,Search & Destroy, and many more. Celebrate the show’s opening this evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts on Kansas Street in San Francisco.

Posted on Friday, March 11, 2016 by Laura Braun

The Bay is busy this weekend! Although we might see some rain around the area, there are plenty of things to do over the next few days in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley, both indoors and out (at your own risk).

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Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by Laura Braun

When San Francisco underground filmmaker and Other Cinema impresarioCraig Baldwin watches Ant Farm’s “Media Burn” (1975) or Jonathan Reiss and Survival Research Laboratories’ “A Bitter Message of Hopeless Grief” (1988), he doesn’t simply see a swooping finned “dream car” crashin

Posted on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by Laura Braun

OPENING RECEPTION: From CCA's Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice comes Void California, an exhibition of punk-media like zines and sound collages from the subcultures of 70's and 80's California. The reception is open to all and you can learn more about it hereWattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, 360 Kansas Street, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Free

Posted on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 by Laura Kenney

Benjamin Quinn, MFA 2016View slideshow 

On view March 15 through April 23, 2016

39 artists, 4 exhibitions, 3 venues: Discover the Bay Area’s most promising young voices in contemporary art at CCA’s graduate show

San Francisco, Calif., March 2, 2016 – Debuting a progressive new format for the school’s annual MFA in Fine Arts graduate show, California College of the Arts (CCA) will present its 2016 MFA Thesis Exhibition as a four-part series of showcases to be hosted at off-campus art venues and launched over the course of four weeks between March 15 and April 23. The exhibition and related events are all free and open to the public.

The presentation series, formerly conceived as a single exhibition installed on CCA’s San Francisco campus, breaks with previous iterations by offering this year’s 39 graduate students the experience of mounting work in public, professional gallery settings and in focused exhibitions with fewer artists, allowing greater appreciation of individual work.

The three off-site venues -- all located in the burgeoning Potrero Hill/Dogpatch arts district surrounding CCA’s main campus -- include Fused Space, founded and directed by CCA alumni Yves Béhar and Jessica Silverman; the Perry Family Event Center, located adjacent to the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art; and the soon-to-open Minnesota Street Project, founded by Deborah and Andy Rappaport, where CCA’s MFA show will be part of the complex’s inaugural slate of exhibitions.

Posted on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 by Laura Braun

CCA’s graduating curatorial practice students bring together a deeply researched exhibition of artwork, ephemera, video and sound from California’s punk heyday.