Wattis Institute News

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

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.

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.

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.

Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 by Laura Braun

Currently on view at the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco is “Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities” featuring Susan Hiller and Daria Martin. How can memory destabilize our perception of the present and our understanding of the realities that inform it?

Posted on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by Laura Braun

From 2000-2006, he was Director of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art in San Francisco where organized approximately one dozen exhibitions, including Baja to Vancouver, the first survey of artists living along North America’s West Coast, and solo projects by artists such as Mike Kelley, Roni Horn, Thomas Hirschhorn, Ann Veronica Janssens, and Mike Nelson. 

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Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by Laura Braun

On February 1, the Eyebeam Art+Technology Center in Chelsea will host a Wikipedia edit-a-thon — in which a group of people gather to edit, fill out, and add proper links and citations to Wikipedia articles on a targeted topic — of articles related to contemporary art and feminism. The event, which will be accompanied by satellite edit-a-thons at 17 locati

Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 by Laura Braun




Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities

January 23-March 29, 2014

San Francisco, Calif., December 13 -- The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts will present the exhibition Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities January 23 through March 29, 2014, in the Wattis Institute galleries, located on the San Francisco campus of California College of the Arts. The exhibition is free and open to the public, with an opening reception on Thursday, January 23, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Hiller/Martin: Provisional Realities draws upon works by two artists of different generations, Susan Hiller and Daria Martin. Both were born in the United States (Martin was born and raised in San Francisco) and are now based in London. The selection of works spans different moments in each artist’s practice. Martin works exclusively in 16-millimeter film, and Hiller operates across multiple mediums.