Monday, August 30, 2010

California College of the Arts in San Francisco is pleased to present the fall 2010 lineup of its Graduate Studies Lecture Series.

all events take place at 7 p.m. in Timken Lecture Hall on CCA’s San Francisco campus (1111 Eighth Street, at 16th and Wisconsin). All lectures are free and open to the public. You may call 415.703.9505 or check to confirm dates and times.

Jan Verwoert
Thursday, September 23
Jan Verwoert is a Berlin-based art critic and contributing editor to Frieze. In 2009 he presented a series of lectures titled Why Are Conceptual Artists Painting Again? Because They Think It Is a Good Idea at the New Museum, New York, and the Banff Centre, Canada.

Kristee Rosendahl
Tuesday, September 28
In 1985 Kristee Rosendahl pioneered the field of user experience as the cofounder of the Apple Human Interface Group and a principal designer in the Apple Multimedia Lab. She has 25 years of experience in product development, user experience, design, and management for innovative new digital products and applications.

Edgar Arceneaux
Monday, September 30
Edgar Arceneaux’s installation artworks incorporate not only drawing, sculpture, and film, but also music, conceptual art, and science, juxtaposing representative elements of each and opening up newfound associations, unintended connections, interstitial spaces—in his words, "a different way to construct relationships among things."

Barry Lopez
Thursday, October 7 [please note this event starts at 3 pm]
The San Francisco Chronicle has called Barry Lopez "Arguably the nation’s premier nature writer." Lopez is best known as the author of Arctic Dreams, for which he received the National Book Award.

Donald Revell and Claudia Keelan
Thursday, October 7
Donald Revell is a professor of English and director of creative writing at the University of Utah. He is the author of eight collections of poetry, and he has translated two volumes of the poetry of Guillaume Apollinaire. Claudia Keelan is a graduate of Humboldt State University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and now director of the MFA program at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She is the author of five collections of poetry and a letterpress chapbook, and has been published in numerous magazines and journals

Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano
Thursday, October 14
For several decades Yvonne Yarbro-Bejarano has critically examined cultural representations of Chicana/o queer sexualities, subjectivities, bodies, and desires. Her writings address a variety of media, from literature, visual art, performance, and theater to film and video.

Hunter Lovins
Thursday, October 21
Hunter Lovins proposes that citizens, communities, and companies, working together within the market context, are the most dynamic problem-solving force on the planet. For the past 30 years, as an author and promoter of sustainable development, she has worked to build teams that can create and implement practical and affordable solutions.

Elena Filipovic
Thursday, October 28
Elena Filipovic is the curator at WIELS Contemporary Art Center in Brussels, where she realized the acclaimed Felix Gonzalez-Torres retrospective Specific Objects without Specific Form earlier this year.

Francois Roche
Monday, November 8
Francois Roche is a cofounder of R&Sie(n), an architectural practice based in Paris. The firm’s work is simultaneously organic, biological, and critical, seeking to articulate real and fictional geographic situations as well as narrative structures that can transform them.

Paulina Olowska
Thursday, December 2
Paulina Olowska is CCA's fall 2010 Capp Street Project artist in residence. Her collages, performances, paintings, and neons are influenced by myriad sources: Modernism, Soviet and American propagandist typography, 1960s Pop art, French affichistes, American graffiti art, contemporary fashion, and beyond.

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