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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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE CCA WATTIS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS

PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION

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. 

Posted on Friday, December 20, 2013 by Laura Braun

THE CCA WATTIS INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS

PRESENTS THE EXHIBITION

Codex

January 23-March 29, 2014

 

San Francisco, Calif., December 18 -- The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts will present the exhibition Codex 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.

Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 by Laura Braun

Two of the strongest shows to open this Fall illuminate the work of two of the Bay Area's most thoughtful and talented curators, Joseph del Pesco and Natasha Boas. In "City of Disappearances," a haunting and provocative collection of works at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, del Pesco and London-based co-curator Elizabeth Neilson explore the conceptual and personal narratives created by the City - with a capital C.

Posted on Friday, November 15, 2013 by Allison Byers

Enter City of Disappearances slowly; it will take a moment, but your eyes will begin to adjust to the dimness of your new environment and you’ll likely find yourself quizzically wandering toward Martin Boyce’s sculptures. In Our Love Is Like the Flowers, the Rain, the Sea, and the Hours, 2002, branching neons delicately tower over a bench one could not physically sit on, astride a misshapen trashcan through this park-like installation.

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Posted on Friday, November 8, 2013 by Allison Byers

Currently on view at The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco is the group exhibition “City of Disappearances“. The exhibition imagines a transposition and exchange of the living-imaginary of London conjured in Sinclair’s book with the fictions and myths of San Francisco. This conceptual and metaphorical exchange will be followed by a real one as the exhibition travels to London in 2014, where it will be renamed “Infinite City” after Rebecca Solnit’s almanac of San Francisco.

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