• MFA in Curatorial Practice

    Antonia Marsh
    Cecilia Adwell
    Heidi Rabben
    Jenna Hans
    Jesi Khadivi
    Rebecca Roy-O’Gorman
    Rodrigo Ortiz-Monasterio

  • Curatorial Practice

    The second-year graduate curatorial practice students offer their perspective on relevant issues in contemporary art with their final academic projects. The class works collectively in the development and implementation of an exhibition, and individually on the research and writing of a dissertation. This year the individual theses, which address the curatorial implications of a number of art historical and cultural phenomena, will be presented in a formal, public defense on April 6. The thesis exhibition, which is the first large-scale institutional exhibition of work by the Lebanese writer, poet, and painter Etel Adnan, spanning six decades of her artistic practice, will be on view at the Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts, beginning on April 17.

    5senses
    Etel Adnan, Five Senses for One Death (1969), Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Heidi Rabben.

    Curatorial Practice Graduate 2013 Thesis Exhibition: Words and PlacesEtel Adnan
    April 17-June 29, 2013
    The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
    San Francisco campus
    Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 17, 6-8 p.m.
    Open to the public
    www.cca.edu/calendar/2013/curatorial-practice-thesis-exhibition-0

    In conjunction with the exhibition Words and Places: Etel Adnan, the CCA Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice and Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts presents a series of talks and film screenings that examine issues called up by Adnan’s practice, and expand its frame of reference.

    Film Screening: Autoportrait
    April 25, 2013, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
    San Francisco campus
    Open to the public
    www.cca.edu/calendar/2013/autoportrait

    Film Screening: Sans Soleil
    May 15, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
    The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
    San Francisco campus
    Open to the public
    www.cca.edu/calendar/2013/sans-soleil

    Exhibition Walkthroughs: Words and Places: Etel Adnan
    May 16, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
    The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
    San Francisco campus
    Open to the public
    www.cca.edu/calendar/2013/words-and-places-etel-adnan-exhibition-walkthroughs

    Book Discussion: The Sitt Marie Rose Book Club
    May 25, 2013, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
    San Francisco campus
    Open to the public
    www.cca.edu/calendar/2013/sitt-marie-rose-book-club

    Film Screening: The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni
    May 29, 2013, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
    Kadist Art Foudation
    3295 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
    Open to the public
    www.cca.edu/calendar/2013/three-disappearances-soad-hosni

     

    gamboa_emailImage courtesy of Archivo Gamboa

    Curatorial Practice Graduate Program Thesis Symposium, Formal Presentation and Public Defense
    April 6, 2013, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Timken Hall
    San Francisco campus
    Open to the public
    www.cca.edu/calendar/2013/curatorial-practice-thesis-symposium