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September 18, 2008

CCA Graduate Studies Lecture Series Fall 2008

California College of the Arts (CCA)




Lectures are free and open to the public.

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Thursday, September 11
Monica Majoli explores issues of identity, intimacy, and mortality via sexually explicit imagery.

Thursday, September 18
Eve Fowler’s photographs explore provocative subject matter such as male hustlers, lesbians, and transgendered individuals.

Tuesday, September 23
Wendy Ju specializes in interaction design, investigating how the intentional management of attention and initiative can enable novel and natural interfaces.

Thursday, September 25
Rajkamal Kahlon paints the pages of historical texts with images of the human body turned grotesque through encounters with colonialism, military rule, and torture.

Tuesday, September 30
Anne Wagner, a visual scholar of exceptional range, has published essays and books on Kara Walker, Eva Hesse, Gordon Matta-Clark, Georgia O’Keeffe, and many other artists.

Tuesday, October 7
Kris Martin works in the tradition of the memento mori, provoking viewers to reflect on the inevitability of death, but with humor, wit, and elegance.

Thursday, October 9
Philip Kuberski’s interests range from the relationship between literature and science to mythology, Modernism, and the ecology of consciousness. He is currently working on a book about Stanley Kubrick.

Tuesday, October 14
Vik Muniz has been known to re-create well-known images from art history and pop-culture images using unexpected materials, from caviar and chocolate syrup to diamonds and junk.

Thursday, October 16
Maria Lind is the director of the graduate program at Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies and has curated innovative, experimental exhibitions around the globe.

Tuesday, October 21
Mami Kataoka is the international curator at Hayward Gallery, London. Her recent exhibitions include Laughing in a Foreign Language, exploring the role of humor in contemporary art worldwide.

Thursday, October 23
Paul Muldoon has been called by the Times Literary Supplement “the most significant English-language poet born since the Second World War.” The Toronto Star says, “No poet is as wicked, as stylish, or as fun.”

Monday, November 10
Joel Sanders’s architectural firm specializes in innovative, sustainable environments, from residential and commercial interiors to housing and public parks.

Tuesday, November 11
Caroline Bergvall’s experimental work ranges from spoken-word pieces to visual text works, Internet-based pieces, and performances.

Thursday, November 13
Simon Leung’s collaborative, project-based work engages postcolonial and gender theory, dealing with the public and political dimensions of private sexual acts.

Tuesday, November 18
Rochelle Steiner, director of the Public Art Fund in New York, has engaged in high-profile projects with Olafur Eliasson, Martin Creed, Sarah Morris, Nina Katchadourian, and many more.

Thursday, November 20
Blake Rayne’s artistic procedures include translation, decontextualization, folding, superimposition, and the following of scripts grafted from other sites of cultural production.

Tuesday, December 2
Howard Rheingold was an early member of the Well (one of the first virtual communities), and went on to cofound the groundbreaking Web communities HotWired and Electric Minds.

Rajkamal Kahlon’s lecture is cosponsored by the Painting/Drawing Program.

Kris Martin, Maria Lind, and Mami Kataoka‘s lectures are cosponsored by the Wattis Institute.

Caroline Bergvall and Philip Kuberski’s lectures are part of the Chalsty Aesthetics and Philosophy Initiative, made possible by a grant from the Chalsty Foundation.

Joel Sanders’s lecture is cosponsored by the Architecture Program.

Rochelle Steiner’s lecture is cosponsored by the Wattis Institute and the Graduate Program in Curatorial Practice.

The Chalsty Aesthetics and Philosophy Initiative is made possible by a grant from the Chalsty Foundation.

Generous support for CCA public programs in San Francisco has been provided by Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund.

Founding support for CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts programs has been provided by Phyllis C. Wattis and Judy and Bill Timken. Generous support provided by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, Grants for the Arts / San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, Ann Hatch and Paul Discoe, and the CCA Curator’s Forum.

For more information go to: http://www.cca.edu

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