Four by Four lecture series 2014–15

Four by Four lecture series 2014–15

California College of the Arts (CCA)

Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny, The Honeycomb Vase, 2005–10. Beeswax. Approximately 16 x 16 x 22 cm. Courtesy the artist.
September 5, 2014
Four by Four lecture series 2014–15

California College of the Arts
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

California College of the Arts is pleased to announce the 2014–15 lineup of its Four by Four lecture series. The series brings to campus major interdisciplinary practitioners/thinkers working in contemporary fields of relevance to CCA’s students and the broader Bay Area community. The speakers will present their latest work and research.

Each year there are four lectures, two in the fall and two in the spring, each hosted by one of the four different academic divisions at CCA (Fine Arts, Design, Architecture, and Humanities and Sciences).

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All lectures are free and open to the public.

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Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny

Wednesday, October 1, 7:30pm
San Francisco campus, Timken Lecture Hall
1111 Eighth Street (at 16th and Wisconsin)
Presented by CCA’s Design Division

Tomáš Gabzdil Libertíny focuses on exploring conceptual and physical strategies in the design and construction of objects. He founded his studio in 2007 in Rotterdam. In 2001, he was awarded George Soros’s Open Society Institute Scholarship to study at the University of Washington in Seattle. He continued his study at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava in painting and conceptual design. After receiving the prestigious Huygens Scholarship, he enrolled in the Master’s program at the Design Academy Eindhoven, where he received his MFA in 2006.

Jorge Otero-Pailos

Wednesday, November 12, 7:30pm
San Francisco campus, Timken Lecture Hall
1111 Eighth Street (at 16th and Wisconsin)
Presented by CCA’s Architecture Division

Jorge Otero-Pailos is a New York–based architect, artist, and theorist specializing in experimental forms of preservation. His work rethinks preservation as a powerful countercultural practice that creates alternative futures for our world heritage. He is a tenured associate professor of historic preservation at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture and the founder and editor of the journal Future Anterior. His artworks have been exhibited in the Venice Biennale, and are in the collections of major museums and foundations. His writings have been published in Art in America, Artforum, Architectural Record, Abitare, and Volume.

Mauricio Montiel Figueiras

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:30pm
Oakland campus, Nahl Hall
5212 Broadway (at College Avenue)
Presented by CCA’s Humanities and Sciences Division

Mauricio Montiel Figueiras is a writer of prose fiction and essays, as well as a translator, editor, and film and literary critic. His most recent books are Señor Fritos (Mister Fritos, 2011), La mujer de M. (The Woman from M., 2012), and Ciudad tomada (City Taken Over, 2013). He has been editor in chief of several cultural magazines and literary supplements, and he has written for many magazines and newspapers, among them the monthly literary journal Letras Libres and El Universal, the biggest Mexican newspaper. His work has also been published in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, England, Italy, Peru, Spain, and the United States. He lives in Mexico City.

Julie Ault

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 7:30pm
San Francisco campus, Timken Lecture Hall
1111 Eighth Street (at 16th and Wisconsin)
Presented by CCA’s Fine Arts Division

Julie Ault is an artist, curator, writer, and editor. Her work emphasizes interrelationships between cultural production and politics, and frequently engages with historical inquiry. In 1979, Ault cofounded Group Material, whose practice explored the relationship between art, activism, and politics. Her recent exhibitions include Afterlife: a constellation, for the 2014 Whitney Biennial, and the collaboration Macho Man Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault at Artists Space, New York (2013). Her CCA lecture will be titled “What Tense Is the Archive?”

About California College of the Arts

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) offers 22 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing. The college offers BFA, BA, MFA, MA, MBA, BArch, MArch, MAAD, and MDes 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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