Curated by students of the Curatorial Studies program at the California College of the Arts, this compact, well-considered gathering of work across many media byMartin Wong is a marvel of what the small-scale and seemingly ephemeral can communicate. The artist, who died in 1999 of complications from AIDS, was moderately recognized in his own lifetime, but has been experiencing a recent escalation of attention, peaking perhaps in Julie Ault’s curation of some of his work into the 2014 Whitney Biennial.
Posted on Monday, April 20, 2015 by Laura Braun
Posted on Friday, April 17, 2015 by Laura Braun
That could also more or less be the thesis of “Martin Wong: Painting is Forbidden," currently up (through April 18) at the Wattis Institute in San Francisco. Organized by members of the Curatorial Practice program at the California College of the Arts, the modest but wide-ranging show brings together some 150 pieces, both works by the artist and previously unseen ephemera. It shows an overlooked side of a major figure, but also, through his story, offers a glimpse of the now-passed creative world of 1960s and 70s counterculture that formed him.
Posted on Thursday, April 16, 2015 by Laura Braun
For their efforts, Steigmann and Jensen, juniors at The California College of the Arts in San Francisco, won the top prize at the recent global competition for designing products and services to improve the lives of older adults.
Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 by Laura Braun
On Thursday morning, 52 elaborate art installations, ranging from a giant kitchen table and chairs to a walk-through kaleidoscope, will be open to interpretation on the double-wide sidewalks of Market Street. On Saturday evening, the exhibition ends, and by Monday morning, it will all be gone without a trace.
Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 by Laura Braun
The world’s first roller-skating artist has says she wants to reinvigorate traditional Chinese art for the next generation - by painting with wheels instead of a pen.
Tian Haisu’s latest painting, ‘Blood-Lane-Line’ has gone on exhibition in the California College of Arts, The People's Daily Online has reported.
Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015 by Laura Braun
Today’s show: “Martin Wong: Painting Is Forbidden,” which is on view at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco through April 18, 2015. It was curated by CCA’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice Class of 2015, and—to quote the news release—presents “writing, calligraphy, drawing, ceramics, theatrical set design, painting, poetry, and collage” by the great Martin Wong (1946–1999).
Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by Laura Braun
Martin Wong: Painting is Forbidden is a solo exhibition dedicated to the work of Chinese-American artist Martin Wong (1946-1999) curated by the California College of Art’s Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice, Class of 2015. The exhibition encompasses writing, calligraphy, drawing, ceramics, theatrical set design, painting, poetry, and collage.
Posted on Friday, March 20, 2015 by Laura Braun
Martin Wong at CCA: For something in a completely different creative register, see “Martin Wong: Painting Is Forbidden” at the Wattis Institute of California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
Posted on Thursday, March 19, 2015 by Laura Braun
These are questions that The Center for Investigative Reporting and the California College of the Arts will explore together with a group of students this fall. In a new collaboration, CCA’s animation program will lead an interdisciplinary class with the guidance of CIR in which students will explore creative forms of visualization on the foundations of fact-based reporting. The course partnership is powered by ENGAGE at CCA, a program of the Center for Art and Public Life.
Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 by Laura Braun
Lujac Desautel has designed a yacht that is conceptually so obvious, it’s hard to say why it doesn’t exist yet. An architecture student at San Francisco California College of the Arts, Desautel designed this yacht as an entry to a young boat designers competition. This Young Designer of the Year Finalist (Boat International 2014) touts Legos and the natural landscape as his inspiration for Salt, the name he’s given this luxury glass-hull yacht.