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Posted on Monday, March 18, 2013 by Allison Byers

Anthony Huberman has been named director of the San Francisco CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, reports Andrew Russeth of the New York Observer.

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Posted on Friday, March 15, 2013 by Allison Byers

The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco has hired a new director, Anthony Huberman, the founding director of the Artist’s Institute, New York.

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Posted on Friday, March 15, 2013 by Allison Byers

San Francisco’s CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts announced today that it has selected curator Anthony Huberman as its new director. Mr. Huberman, who will start in the role in August, is currently director of New York’s Artist’s Institute, a CUNY–Hunter College project on the Lower East Side that has presented rich programming based on the work of a different contemporary artist each semester, including Rosemarie Trockle, Jimmie Durham and Haim Steinbach. He launched the institution in 2010.

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Posted on Friday, March 15, 2013 by Allison Byers

Anthony Huberman has been named the new director of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts.

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Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013 by Chris Bliss

Anthony Huberman Named Director of CCA Wattis Institute

Anthony Huberman, director of The Artist’s Institute in New York, has been named the new director of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, it was announced today by Stephen Beal, president of California College of the Arts (CCA).

Huberman will be responsible for the development and presentation of exhibitions and public programs in venues on CCA’s San Francisco campus, including the college’s new facility on Kansas Street, which includes the Logan Galleries and a dynamic event space. Huberman will start at CCA in August 2013.

Huberman succeeds Jens Hoffmann, who was director of the CCA Wattis Institute from November 2006 to November 2012. Hoffmann recently was appointed a deputy director at the Jewish Museum in New York.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 by Allison Byers

Jens Hoffmann, when he was director of the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco, took a sizable gamble by commissioning 12 acclaimed photographers, including Larry Clark, Katy Grannan, Catherine Opie, Martha Rosler, Collier Schorr, Stephen Shore and Alec Soth, to document the mood of the nation in 2011.

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Posted on Monday, March 4, 2013 by Allison Byers

“Painting Between the Lines,” organized by the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco and curated by Jens Hoffmann, takes a calculated risk. What a reader sees while reading is idiosyncratic. Imagination rushes in to fill in the blanks. That’s one of the delicious things about books, and the tables set by authors here, such as Albert Camus, Marcel Proust, and Fyodor Dostoevsky, beckon us to a sumptuous meal.

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Posted on Monday, January 14, 2013 by Allison Byers

Fifteen years ago, CCA's Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts opened its doors to the public as an active center for showcasing modern, cutting-edge work meant to spark discussion and interaction. This month, the gallery space makes its big move from the city's Design District to a more prime location in Potrero Hill. Designed by architect Mark Jensen, the large, gymnasium-sized space features galleries and event space.

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Posted on Sunday, January 6, 2013 by Lindsey Westbrook

Americana: 50 States, 50 Months, 50 Exhibitions
CCA Wattis Institute, 2012
Hardcover, 240 pages, $25

This catalogue, designed by Jon Sueda (Graphic Design faculty), documents a five-year-long series of exhibitions that examined the 50 American states, featuring artworks, historical artifacts, curiosities, and aspects of the overlooked and the little-known. The series was coorganized by Wattis Institute director Jens Hoffmann and CCA's Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice.

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Posted on Thursday, January 3, 2013 by Allison Byers

The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at the California College of the Arts is due to re-open in the new year with a new exhibition and event space.

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