Visual and Critical Studies News

Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 by Laura Braun

For the aspiring artist with a high tolerance for student debt, there’s nowhere quite like San Francisco. We’re home to a holy trinity of art schools in the San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts, and Academy of Art University, which every year collectively release more than 3,000 students into the art-world wilds. 

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Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016 by Chris Bliss

Michele Carlson appointed executive director of DSAP

Together with California College of the Arts (CCA), Daily Serving and Art Practical (DSAP) announced that Michele Carlson will fill the role of DSAP executive director, effective immediately. Carlson currently teaches fine arts and critical studies at CCA.

In addition to the DSAP position, she has been appointed associate professor of Visual & Critical Studies at CCA beginning in fall 2016.

Posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 by Chris Bliss

Catherine Opie. Photo credit: Catherine Opie Studio, 2014View slideshow 

American artist Catherine Sue Opie will be recognized by California College of the Arts (CCA) with an honorary doctorate degree at its 109th commencement exercises at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, at Nourse Auditorium in San Francisco.

Opie will deliver the commencement address to more than 400 CCA undergraduates and their families. She will also be honored at a private lunch the day before and participate in the post-commencement reception at the college's San Francisco campus.

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by Laura Braun

Before moving to San Diego in 2012, Cachia made one more stop in San Francisco in 2010 to get her second master's in Visual & Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. That's where she really developed her interest in artistically exploring disability.

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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 Thursday, March 17, 2016 by Laura Braun

It was a packed house recently at the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts as acclaimed queer theorist and UC Berkeley Professor Judith Butler gave a lecture that concluded the college's weeklong series of events exploring gender.

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Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016 by Laura Braun

As part of the ongoing academic series “Gender in Translation,” the California College of the Arts will be hosting a series of events including a lecture by seminal gender theorist Judith Butler on February 25. The series as a whole is put on by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in San Francisco with the goal of questioning the notion of gender in the fields of social sciences, philosophy, and art. 

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Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 by Jordana Moore Saggese

Việt Lê, "Charlie's Angels," from the lovebang! Series, 2014, music video still from projected video installation, 5 minutes, 31 seconds; edition of 3. Courtesy of the artist.

The exhibition Transnational Lives in Motion: The Art of Laura Kina and Việt Lê will open on Saturday, February 27 at the Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona. Co-curated by Mary Yu Danico and Michele Cairella Fillmore, this exhibition highlights the nuanced nature of Transnational Lives in Motion among Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

Posted on Monday, November 23, 2015 by Laura Braun

“We wanted to connect the Southeast Asian diasporic communities and the world with artists working in and around Southeast Asia,” said co-organizer Viet Le, an artist, writer and assistant professor at California College of the Arts.

Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2015 by Laura Braun

New York artist Hank Willis Thomas has been exhibiting more or less continuously since 1994, when he graduated with a bachelor's degree in photography from New York University. (He also holds master's degrees in photography and art criticism from the California College of the Arts.) That's long before the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, and long before the deaths and mistreatment of young black men at the hands of police became a national media fixation.

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