January 21, 2013

Design and Craft Lecture Series, Spring 2013

California College of the Arts (CCA)
Simon Starling, Project for a Masquerade (Hiroshima): The Mirror Room.

California College of the Arts is pleased to announce its spring 2013 Design and Craft Lecture Series lineup. Every semester, the college brings to campus internationally renowned artists, writers, and scholars to present their work and their unique and diverse perspectives. The audience is invited to participate in a critical discussion after each talk.

Check to confirm dates and times. All events are free and open to the public. For more infomation on each speaker, please visit the links below.

Simon Starling
Monday, January 28, 7pm
CCA Oakland campus, Nahl Hall, 5212 Broadway

Simon Starling is a British conceptual artist. The Tate awarded him the prestigious Turner Prize in 2005 for
Shedboatshed, a work that involved taking a wooden shed, turning it into a boat, sailing it down the Rhine, and turning it back into a shed.

Tess Giberson
Wednesday, April 3, 7pm
CCA San Francisco campus, Timken Lecture Hall, 1111 Eighth Street

The fashion designer Tess Giberson is known for experimentation with traditional craft and detailed handwork as well as her collaborations with artists and musicians. Her fashion shows incorporate music, writing, video, performance, and installation, blending outward into many fields of experience.

Elana Herzog
Wednesday, April 10, 7pm
CCA Oakland campus, Nahl Hall, 5212 Broadway

Elana Herzog is a New York-based installation artist and sculptor; she also works in the media of handmade paper and books. Her work was recently featured in Art in America and Time Out New York.

Simone Leigh
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 7pm
CCA Oakland campus, Nahl Hall, 5212 Broadway

Simone Leigh’s practice is an object-based exploration of black female subjectivity. Her sculptures, videos, and installations are informed by her interest in African art, ethnographic research, feminism, and performance.

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About California College of the Arts
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) offers 22 undergraduate and 11 graduate programs in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. The college offers BFA, MFA, BArch, MArch, MBA, MAAD, and MAUDL degrees. It has campuses in San Francisco and Oakland, and currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students. CCA students are encouraged to work in an interdisciplinary manner, undertaking projects and collaborations with students in other majors and engaging with outside communities. 

Noted alumni include the artists Nathan Oliveira, Jules de Balincourt, Robert Arneson, Robert Bechtle, Viola Frey, and Peter Voulkos; the Oscar-winning filmmaker Audrey Marrs; the illustrator Tomie de Paola; the conceptual artists Harrell Fletcher, David Ireland, and Dennis Oppenheim; and the designers Lucille Tenazas, Michael Vanderbyl, and Gary Hutton. For more information about CCA, visit

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